Witherspoon goes to 49ers with the 2nd pick of the 3rd round
By PFF Analysis Team • San Francisco 49ers • Ahkello Witherspoon • Apr 28, 2017EUGENE, 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.