Aidan Hutchinson Throws Shade at Jaguars After Draft Day Slight

Adam Taylor McKillop
Detroit Lions rookie Aidan Hutchinson throws shade at the Jacksonville Jaguars ahead of Week 13 because of his draft day slight.
Detroit Lions rookie Aidan Hutchinson throws shade at the Jacksonville Jaguars ahead of Week 13 because of his draft day slight. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Detroit Lions are looking to make it four wins in five weeks when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 13. The game will give Detroit an opportunity to move to 5-7 on the year, but more importantly, gives rookie edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson a chance for revenge.

Hutchinson was passed on by the Jaguars with the No. 1 overall pick in last April's NFL Draft, falling to the Lions at No. 2. He threw some shade at Jacksonville's way ahead of this matchup.

According to Hutchinson, he firmly believed he'd be the No. 1 overall pick and end up in Jacksonville. Only about a week before the draft his agent informed him that wouldn't happen. His response was epic. "Guess my arms were not quite long enough."

He doubled down on the shade, saying "we'll see if that inch or couple of inches was the difference." He's referring to the length of his arms, which was apparently a sticking point for Jacksonville, and why they opted to draft a different edge rusher (Travon Walker from the University of Georgia).

Both Hutchinson and Walker have enjoyed solid rookie campaigns, although the Lions' rookie has a slight edge in the stats. He's racked up 5.5 sacks compared to Walker's 2.5, and considering their main focus is getting after the quarterback, he's had the better campaign. Both have played better than 82% of their respective defensive snaps, and own at least 30 combined tackles and 1 INT apiece.

The Lions are considered slim 1-point home favorites, according to NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook, ahead of this revenge game.

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