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Aidan Hutchinson Betting Favorite for Defensive Rookie of the Year

Aidan Hutchinson has emerged as a frontrunner for Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Detroit Lions rookie defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson had a strong performance against the Washington Commanders. 

In his NFL debut against the Philadelphia Eagles, Hutchinson made his presence felt immediately, but did not light up the stat sheet. 

As a result of his three-sack performance vs. the Commanders, Hutchinson is now the betting favorite for Defensive Rookie of the Year, according to many of the popular sportsbooks (+250). 

Related: NFL odds available at SI Sportsbook 

Trailing the No. 2 pick are Travon Walker, Kayvon Thibodeaux and George Karlaftis (+1000). 

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"I thought all those guys up front, they did a good job," Lions head coach Dan Campbell said, when asked about Hutchinson's performance. "They were much better than last week, because they were much more disciplined and they stayed true to what we were trying to do with the stunts. (Todd) Wash did a hell of a job with them. But, they were thorough and detailed with it. And, when you do that, that helps a guy like Hutch. It helps a guy Charles (Harris). It helps a guys like (Alim McNeill) Lim. It helps a guy like (Julian Okwara) J.O. So, it helps everybody upfront. And, we were disciplined with that, and it showed up.”

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