Ahkello Witherspoon

Ahkello Witherspoon

26-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Pittsburgh Steelers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Ahkello Witherspoon - Witherspoon couldn't hold down a starting job in four years with the 49ers and even served as a healthy scratch a few times. The Seahawks signed the 2017 third-round pick to a prove-it deal this offseason as he looks for a fresh start. Witherspoon is expected to compete with Pierre Desir and possibly rookie fourth-round pick Tre Brown for the left cornerback job that was left behind by Shaquill Griffin, who signed with the Jaguars this offseason. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks in March of 2021.
Two interceptions against Vikings
CBPittsburgh Steelers
December 10, 2021
Witherspoon tallied four solo tackles, two interceptions and three pass defenses in Thursday's 36-28 loss to the Vikings.
ANALYSIS
Witherspoon had taken on a fairly minimal role early in the year after he was traded from Seattle to Pittsburgh in September. However, he's had plenty of playing time in each of the last two games while Joe Haden (foot) has been sidelined. Both of the 26-year-old's second-half interceptions Thursday led to touchdowns as the Steelers nearly pulled off an improbable comeback. Witherspoon's playing time will likely decrease once Haden is cleared to return, but he certainly impressed in Thursday's matchup.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Pittsburgh SteelersSteelers 2021 CB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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110589%
6699%
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38931%
5176%
36830%
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272%
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Measurables Review
How do Ahkello Witherspoon's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
195 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.45 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.13 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.93 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.5 in
 
Broad Jump
127 in
 
Hand Length
9.68 in
 
Arm Length
33.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
2018
Witherspoon got off the strong start in 2019 as the starting corner opposite Richard Sherman, but an injury and poor play upon his return forced him into a backup role behind rookie Emmanuel Moseley. The latter seized the opportunity and didn't relinquish the role for the rest of the campaign. Witherspoon will have to fight for that starting job during training camp, but Moseley will have a leg up early on.
Witherspoon really struggled in a starting role opposite Richard Sherman last season, as his side of the field was constantly being picked on by opposing offenses. The 23-year-old's shortcomings led to the front office going out and acquiring veteran corner Jason Verrett, who figures to replace Witherspoon in the starting lineup when healthy. With K'waun Williams occupying the slot, Witherspoon could begin the year as a fourth/backup corner after faltering as a starter last year.
Witherspoon played 12 games in his rookie campaign and finished with 32 tackles, seven pass breakups and two interceptions. He's expected to be a starter in 2018, but his numbers don't shout IDP asset. Take a pass on Witherspoon unless he shatters expectations in the preseason.
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Shipped to Pittsburgh
CBPittsburgh Steelers
September 3, 2021
Witherspoon was acquired by the Steelers from the Seahawks on Friday in exchange for a 2023 fifth-round draft pick.
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Appears to lose starting role
CBSeattle Seahawks
September 1, 2021
Witherspoon isn't expected to be a starter in the season opener against the Colts, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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Slated for No. 1 role
CBSeattle Seahawks
July 31, 2021
Witherspoon (knee) is expected to be the Seahawks' No. 1 cornerback this season, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
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Rehabbing knee injury
CBSeattle Seahawks
Knee
May 27, 2021
Witherspoon (knee) is present at OTAs, but rehabbing an injury, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
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Heading to Seattle
CBSeattle Seahawks
March 16, 2021
Witherspoon agreed to a one-year contract with the Seahawks on Tuesday, NFL reporter Josina Anderson reports.
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