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Several of the top defensive linemen spoke to reporters Friday morning ahead of their combined practices.
For the Detroit Lions personnel department, the key decision must be made between Aidan Hutchinson and Kayvon Thibodeaux.
Both have unique skills that would help the Lions defense.
“The most important thing I want to articulate with the teams is that I’m really a student of the game. I really like this game and it’s something that has done a lot for me. Football has made me learned a lot,” Thibodeaux told reporters.
Thibodeaux continued: “It helped me a lot to grow and throughout my life it will be there until the day I die. So for me to let the teams know that is the main thing and that I will always keep the basics the main thing no matter what else I do off the field Football is my main focus and winning a Super Bowl, getting a yellow jacket, being Defensive Rookie of the Year is on my list of goals.
For Hutchinson, playing for his hometown team would make the transition to the NFL much easier.
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“That would be really cool,” Hutchinson explained. “I would live close to home. It would definitely make the transition to the NFL a little easier, to be so close to home and to be close to my parents.
His senior season at Michigan taught the talented defensive lineman to persevere and continually work to achieve team goals, despite obstacles or setbacks along the way.
“Last year gave me a lot of perspective. My whole Michigan career, I never won anything big. I really wanted to come out on top and do something in my football career for once, du team perspective,” he said. noted. “I understood what it’s like to win a championship and what kind of team you have to be, how you have to act and how you build the culture.
“I learned how to build and be part of a championship football team. I want to win as many Super Bowls as possible,” Hutchinson continued. “That’s the goal. I just want to win now. I want to win it all. I know it won’t happen, but we’ll try to win it all.”
General manager Brad Holmes and Co. must decide which player will best meet the defense’s needs going forward.
The debate between the two will likely continue until the draft, where the Lions will eventually decide who picks No. 2 when it comes time to send the card.
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