News & Analysis

Witherspoon goes to 49ers with the 2nd pick of the 3rd round

By PFF Analysis Team
Apr 28, 2017
San Francisco 49ers Ahkello Witherspoon

College & Draft Featured Tools

PFF Edge

Unlock Player Grades, Fantasy & NFL Draft

Learn More
$39.99 /yr
$9.99 / mo
Sign Up

PFF Elite

Unlock Premium Stats, Greenline Picks & DFS

Learn More

Includes all of PFF Edge

$199.99 /yr
$34.99 / mo
Sign Up
EUGENE, OR - SEPTEMBER 24: Defensive back Ahkello Witherspoon #23 of the Colorado Buffaloes intercepts a pass intended for wide receiver Darren Carrington II #7 of the Oregon Ducks late in the fourth quarter of the game at Autzen Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon. Colorado won the game 41-38. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
  • The 49ers selected Ahkello Witherspoon with their third-round pick in the NFL draft Friday.
  • Witherspoon led the nation with 13 pass breakups in 2016.
  • He ranked fifth among qualified CBs with just a 31.8 completion percentage against him.
  • Witherspoon was targeted 18 times in 2016 on either slant routes or in routes, he allowed just seven catches for 60 yards.
  • He has struggled as a tackler — his 4.0 tackle efficiency rating (the number of attempted tackles per every miss) ranked 483rd out of 520 qualified cornerbacks.

Ahkello Witherspoon

PFF Edge

PFF Elite