Pride of Detroit

● By Ryan Mathews
It was only a matter of time. The discussion surrounding the Detroit Lions and their second-overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft has shifted dramatically. Positioned as the overwhelming favorite to be the first player selected, Aidan Hutchinson no longer seems like an option for Detroit. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Hutchinson’s odds to be the number one draft pick at the time of this article posting was -280. Without the crutch of a local player going to their hometown organization, mock drafts have started to entertain the idea of other players headed to Detroit. Kayvon Thibodeaux, Kyle Hamilton, and Travon Walker seem to be the most popular names getting mocked to the Lions when Hutchinson is that first player off the board to Jacksonville.