#1 - Jacksonville Jaguars - EDGE Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
Mock Draft 1: EDGE Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon
Mock Draft 2: OT Evan Neal, Alabama
Since the combine, Aidan Hutchinson has been the closest to a unanimous number one selection as any other player in the class. Further contrasting Hutchinson against his draftmates, there aren’t many questions regarding his ability, drive, or fit. Hutch can pull off any move, he is a relentless worker, and he can play seamlessly in any defensive alignment. He would instantly become the Jaguars’ best defensive player following this selection, and be the 4th Michigan player drafted first overall.
#2 - Detroit Lions - EDGE Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon
Mock Draft 1: EDGE Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
Mock Draft 2: EDGE Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
The Lions are going to take a pass rusher if they stay at number two, it’s just a decision of who falls to them. At this point, it seems that Hutchinson going number one is as close to a lock as it gets. Throughout the early draft process, differing reports and mock drafts have come out that show a negative opinion of Thibodeaux. It seems that it may be, in part, a series of smokescreens by teams to get Thibodeaux to fall to them. The Lions aren’t fooled. Brad Holmes and six other Lions staffers attended Oregon’s Pro Day last week. He is the pick if they don’t trade back.