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.