Predictably modest starter stats for 2022 for the Lions’ Top Picks

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Getty Jameson Williams speaks at the 2022 NFL Combine.

The Detroit Lions chose Aidan Hutchinson and Jameson Williams with the hope that both would play a big role in their present and future, and most fans hope for a dominant start from the team.

What actually happens to the pair remains unknown, but some predictions actually come based on their stats. Hutchinson and Williams may be seen by some as two of the most productive Lions of the year, but the Bleacher Report tempers some of those expectations.

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In a new article by Ian Wharton, which picks out some basic statistical predictions for beginners, it is noted that the duo will need some time to adjust to the league. That’s what Wharton expected for both when they first launched in 2022.

According to Wharton, Hutchinson will produce 55 tackles and 8.5 sacks, which is a solid total but perhaps a little less than the 10-12 sack player that many assume Hutchinson can be straight from behind.

“No one should be disappointed in Hutchinson for putting these numbers together during his rookie campaign,” he wrote.

As for Williams, a more modest impact is expected. Wharton has a sweep of 630 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 45 receptions. He admits that an ACL injury and unknown predisposition will affect Williams’ condition.

“Expect Williams to see some synthetic accents but also make the most of what he’s getting. We’ll expect lower volume but higher efficiency from the former Alabama star in a shortened year,” Wharton said.

Overall, these stats aren’t bad, but they’re a bit lower than some early speculations for both. It’s proving that no matter how much hype it might make for both of them, Lions fans may need to temper expectations a bit for each player in 2022.

Williams College Highlights Stats

It might not be hard to declare Williams one of the top picks in the NFL draft, no matter what stats he immediately produces in Detroit. In college he showed talent for speed and big game. Williams, a major transfer at Ohio State, came to Crimson Tide after 266 yards and 3 touchdowns and set the SEC on fire in 2021. Williams rushed for 1,572 yards and 15 points on his way to becoming one of the best players in college football. An ACL injury in the national title match damaged Williams’ chances of finishing in the top five, but there was a chance otherwise. The tape shows a fast player with afterburners:

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Lions fans will be rooting for Williams to show off some of his team blast from behind.

Hutchinson College statistics and highlights

For Hutchinson, some Lions fans will likely also know what he’s capable of in his Michigan career, and the defensive end has already put in some solid numbers in school. Earlier in the season, Hutchinson successfully collected 94 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and 3 holdouts. Here are some of his previous works:

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Last year he did better. Hutchinson collected an excellent regular season with 14 sacks, 58 ball cut-outs, and 2 forced tackles. He’s looked like one of the best defenders in college football in the second half of the season and has been a problem for every team he’s faced so far.

Hutchinson’s joining the Lions is special for the legions of fans who also support Michigan and hope he can take the field and dominate in a big way.

READ MORE: The former NFL player praises Jameson Williams’ readiness

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