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49ers sign third-rounder Ahkello Witherspoon

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The 49ers kept up the pace signing draft picks, by reaching a deal with a third-rounder.

The team announced they signed Ahkello Witherspoon to the standard four-year deal, the seventh of their 10 picks to sign.

The cornerback from Colorado was the first of their two third-rounders (66th overall).

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Witherspoon led the nation in passes defensed last year, and since the 49ers aren’t particularly deep there, he has a chance to play a significant role early on.

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15 Responses to “49ers sign third-rounder Ahkello Witherspoon”
  1. corky2141 says: May 12, 2017 5:42 PM

    “The 6-foot-3, 1955-pound Witherspoon led the nation in passes defensed last year”

    Damn that’s a big corner

  2. amaf21 says: May 12, 2017 5:42 PM

    So he weighs almost 2000 pounds?

  3. dynastyfootballforme says: May 12, 2017 5:48 PM

    Enormous corner

  4. traevin says: May 12, 2017 5:58 PM

    We need a bigger field.

  5. mi6agent says: May 12, 2017 6:07 PM

    He should play nose tackle so no one could get through the middle. The Hulk.

  6. senoreno says: May 12, 2017 6:16 PM

    Sounds like he has Richards shermans size..

  7. omeimontis says: May 12, 2017 6:20 PM

    I thought they already signed a few draft picks.

  8. largent80 says: May 12, 2017 6:59 PM

    this guy literally tilts the field!

  9. realfann says: May 12, 2017 7:08 PM

    He’s the 7th pick to sign

  10. timswog says: May 12, 2017 7:09 PM

    I like those long armed cornerbacks. he will add to the competition in training camp. I think he could win the starting job.

  11. truninerfan49 says: May 12, 2017 7:42 PM

    He has great speed for weighing 2,000lbs. Why wasn’t he a 1st round pick?

  12. thegreatgabbert says: May 12, 2017 8:03 PM

    They would like him to drop about 1750 pounds before training camp.

  13. eelco28 says: May 12, 2017 10:40 PM

    I watched him play at Colorado, I think I would have remembered a 2000 lb guy on the field. They still would have lost to Michigan…

  14. hawks1124 says: May 12, 2017 11:46 PM

    Is York still the owner? Enjoy never surpassing 6 wins a season

  15. exinsidetrader says: May 13, 2017 9:15 AM

    Still weighs less than Amy Schumer.

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