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It’s an exciting time to be a fan of football in Michigan. From Michigan beating Ohio State, then winning the Big Ten championship and going onto the Orange Bowl, to Michigan State heading to the Peach Bowl, there’s lots to like. Now, a Michigan football player is expected to be the NFL’s No. 1 draft pick. I’m excited, even though I’m a Spartan.

Michigan edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson is the latest No. 1 pick on ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper’s “Big Board.” He was previously No. 5 on Kiper’s list and went up to the highest spot this week.

Hutchinson is a Heisman Trophy finalist, which certainly helped him move to No. 1. He’s considered a strong reason why Michigan is doing so well this season.

Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III is also in a great spot on the list, as a top-two RB prospect. Kiper also included Jayden Reed as the No. 5 returner.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio. She started on the airwaves shortly after graduating from MSU. Anne has a passion for rock and metal, and she also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson! Anne covers the Detroit, Philadelphia and Las Vegas markets and beyond.

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