Ahkello Witherspoon has a unique combination of height and speed that NFL teams cherish. See which NFL mock draft has Witherspoon in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft.
College: Colorado #23
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- Second team All-Pac 12, 2016.
- Played baseball growing up.
- Only played one year of football in high school.
- Showing improvement in technique as a football player, and still needs to improve in some areas, especially run support.
- Not a typical football player. Wants to be a doctor after his football career.
- Sings rhythm and blues. His grandfather had a #1 R&B hit in 1949.
- His father played running back at University of Nevada-Reno.
- Witherspoon’s cousin plays baseball at University of Rhode Island.
NFL Draft Board Breakdown
Ahkello Witherspoon appears on the NFL Draft Board once. Emanuele Addondi, of Draft Breakdown, projects Witherspoon as a number one pick for the Seattle Seahawks at pick number 26.
Addondi knows, like the rest of the NFL, that the Seattle Seahawks like their tall defensive backs.
From the Kevin King post: Daniel Jeremiah has Kevin King going to the Seattle Seahawks in the first round with pick number 26. The Seattle Seahawks gravitate to bigger defensive backs, Richard Sherman 6-3 and Kam Chancellor 6-3.
Like Kevin King, Ahkello Witherspoon, fits the for Seattle Seahawks defensive back profile.
Seattle Seahawks Needs
According to UPI, the Seattle Seahawks needs, in order are, offensive line, cornerback, and running back.
Unfortunately, for King and Witherspoon, the Seattle Seahawks resigned their starting cornerback, Deshawn Shead.
Ahkello Witherspoon’s Draft Prospects
The DeShawn Shead signing dampens Ahkello Witherspoon’s chances of being drafted in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft.
Ahkello Witherspoon will improve as he plays more football. For whoever drafts Ahkello Witherspoon, they will get a great deal of potential. Witherspoon’s ceiling is high and his floor is pretty high too. He’s got size and speed.