• Akash Anavarathan

49ers Draft CB Ahkello Witherspoon in Round 3

Well there you have it, 49ers fans! The San Francisco 49ers have drafted Colorado's Ahkello Witherspoon in the third round. It's a name that's been dropped constantly here and someone that the 49ers Hub members wanted dearly.

Witherspoon's key is potential. He's a 6-foot-3 corner, who has long arms, 4.45 second 40-yard dash speed and natural athleticism. He comes in with 13 passes defensed, which led all defensive backs in the country.

He'll be the Richard Sherman-type in the 49ers' defense, but this was a solid selection for John Lynch here. His run defense needs to improve as he primarily plays outside corner. His tackling could use some help, but he has the physical tools to improve and suceed at the next level.

Here are some highlights for Witherspoon's play from his career at Colorado.

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