ALLEN PARK (Mich.) — It was an incredible experience for No. 2 pickAs he walked around the As one of the newest members, he was at the practice facility Friday with his family.
He's glad to be starting his NFL career in his own backyard. However, he can't recall any pleasant memories of growing up as a Lions fan. He is now committed to changing the culture.
“Not a lot of great memories. Hutchinson said that he and his family went through the 0-16 year as a kid. “I have been to several Lions games and the atmosphere there is amazing. It's like “Happy wife, happy life” when the Lions win. It's a huge hit with the fans. It's my hope that once we have the right pieces in place, I believe the coaches will be right and we can get this ball rolling.
Hutchinson was a student at Dearborn's Divine Child High School, which is less than seven miles away from the practice facility. Hutchinson said that his name was immediately announced as the top pick. He was approached by several Lions teammates, who seemed to be excited to have him. But, he still doesn't feel the moment yet, as he plans on starting house shopping in Detroit.
“Not quite. Hutchinson stated that he is still waiting for it. “I was walking around the building today, with my family, and it's just strange because I grew up in Michigan and I love Detroit sports. To think that I am a Lion seems like a wild dream, but it's now kind of a reality. It's wild, but I'm enjoying it all and I know it will one day hit me.
Hutchinson anticipates that the NFL transition will be easier for him living in Michigan, but Detroit's No. 12 pickHe didn't know anything about the history of the Lions.
The rookie wide receiver, who tore his ACL in January's national championship game, hopes to be available for training camp so that he can change the story in Detroit.
“Changing culture. Williams stated that Williams was merely trying to flip this program around. That's the main objective. “Winning games, making it to the playoffs, and having fun.