10/24/20 vs Minnesota, 10/2/21 vs Wisconsin, 11/27/21 vs Ohio St, 11/6/21 vs Indiana, 12/31/21 vs Georgia
Absolutely relentless motor. Very high effort player who makes plays purely on hustle. Versatile edge defender who could be moved around to rush inside or outside. Extremely active, physical hands. Stuns blockers with punch and gains leverage to win with variety of moves. Swats hands and swims around regularly. Stacks blocks and sheds well. Reads through blocks to anticipate rush lanes and jump to gap.
Can run straight up and play with pad level too high. Average length, can get swallowed up by bigger/longer tackles if he doesn't gain leverage quickly. Lacks the elite bend and speed around the corner. Could work on fine tuning techniques to reduce wasted movements
Hutchinson was a three year starter and two time Team Captain for his hometown Michigan Wolverines. After missing most of the 2020 season due to a fractured ankle, he broke out his senior season to become a Heisman finalist and lead one of the top defenses in the nation. Hutchinson is a consensus top five player in the 2022 draft class. He projects as a player who can fit on the edge into any defensive scheme and can play in multiple fronts. His motor and tools he already has gives him a high floor with still room to grow to be a feared, relentless pass rusher in the league. Hutchinson should not fall out of the top five in the draft and has a good shot at being selected first overall.
More than adequate athleticism but not elite. Displays quick feet and good balance. Changes direction well and generates power at various angles. Prototypical frame for the position but average length. Strong hands and upper body to maintain leverage. Very quick moving outside to inside or jumping a gap. Lacks elite bend and speed to corner
Pass Rush Ability:
Use of Hands
Pass Rush Moves
Big Play Ability
Good ball get off. Excellent use of hands, very active and uses them often in counters and to swat hands away. Variety of solid pass rush moves and counters, very effective swim and jab step/dip under. Converts speed to power extremely well and wins consistently with it. Gains leverage by utilizing hands and quickness. Good burst to close out.
Against The Run:
Maintains edge responsibilities well. Reads through blocks. Violent hands paired with quick feet, able to shed blocks and slide to gap. Good pop in hits and doesn't miss many tackles. Stacks blocks and can disengage quickly. Great pursuit and makes backside plays often
Set the Edge
Stack and Shed
Gap Shooting Ability