Lions rookie Aidan Hutchinson with three first-half sacks vs. Commanders

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In his first regular-season NFL game against the Eagles and their tremendous offensive line last Sunday, Lions edge-rusher and Michigan alum Aidan Hutchinson — the second overall player selected in the 2022 draft after the Jaguars took Georgia edge-rusher Travon Walker with the first pick — didn’t get a sack, but he was effective to a point with three quarterback hurries.

There are those who believe that a run of quarterback pressures will eventually lead to a bunch of quarterback sacks. Hutchinson wasted no time putting some reality into that theory: In the first half of the Lions’ 22-0blowout of the Washington Commanders, Hutchinson had three sacks.

Hutchinson’s first takedown of Carson Wentz had the rookie lined up inside the tackle, and this is all about effort.

The second sack had him outside, just putting the right tackle on skates, and closing through the pocket with impressive speed.

The third sack had Hutchinson running a game inside, and blowing through an open gap to get to Wentz.

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire