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San Francisco 49ers Draft Colorado CB Ahkello Witherspoon

Posted Apr 28, 2017

The 49ers used the 66th overall pick to bolster their secondary with a long, athletic cornerback out of Colorado.


With the 66th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers have selected Colorado cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon.

The long, athletic defensive back is 6-foot-3, 195 pounds and started for three seasons with the Buffaloes. Witherspoon finished his career at Colorado with 71 tackles, three interceptions, 24 passes defended and one fumble recovery. He led the country in pass breakups in 2016 per Pro Football Focus.

At the NFL Scouting Combine, Witherspoon impressed with a 40.5-inch vertical jump and a 11.60-second 60-yard shuttle.

More to come on San Francisco's new defensive back.


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