When the Detroit Lions selected Aidan Hutchinson second overall out of Michigan in April’s NFL Draft, they knew they were adding a potential franchise-building piece to their defense. And through his first ten professional games, Hutchinson hasn’t disappointed.
During the second quarter of Sunday’s 31-18 win over the New York Giants, Hutchinson picked off quarterback Daniel Jones, registering his second-career interception to reach an NFL mark accomplished by only one other player.
According to the Lions’ football communications department, Hutchinson is only the second player to post five sacks and two interceptions through the first ten games of their career. Hutchinson joins six-time Pro Bowler Leslie O’Neal, who finished his rookie season with 12.5 sacks and two interceptions in 1986.
Hutchinson also tied the NFL record for interceptions by a rookie defensive lineman.