Lions Snag Aiden Hutchinson and Jameson Williams in First Draft Round

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LAS VEGAS, April 29, 2022 ~ In the first round of the NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions scored two picks, trading up 20 spots to get a No. 12 pick in addition to their No. 2 selection.

Aiden Hutchinson, a Michigan native and defensive end from University of Michigan, was selected as the No. 2 overall pick in a move that was predicted by many.

In a surprise trade, the Lions acquired the No. 12 pick to grab Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams, who is still recovering from an ACL injury he received during January’s national championship game.

I think the one thing that fans can be really encouraged with, especially with the trade for Williams, is they are building something here,” said Detroit Lions Team Historian Bill Keenist¬†on 760 WJR‘s “The Paul W. Smith Show.”

Catch more of Bill’s thoughts, plus his predictions for the 2022 season, below.

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April 29, 2022 ~ Detroit Lions Team Historian Bill Keenist¬†talks to Paul W. and Sean about the Lions‘ first draft night and he says Aiden Hutchinson will be a great addition to the team.

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