Team : San Francisco 49ers |
Sports : Football |
Position : CB |
Status : Active |
Location :United States
Player Scouting Report
Players Scouting Reviewer :
Position :Cornerback [CB]
Has the size and speed to effectively press
Very good recovery skills
Slow to recognize but able to overcome that with his size.
More of a hitter than a tackler
Excellent in man coverage
Needs some more experience here
Needs to be more consistent
Tall with long arms; Physical corner back that keeps the action in front of him; stays in his backpedal and quickly reacts to the ball in the air; excellent recovery instincts; agile when making plays on the ball. Stays with receiver downfield and makes plays on teh ball in teh air.
Plays a bit high; still more athlete than football player; needs more consistency and better fundamentals; does not wrap up when tackling; sometimes has a false step that will get him beat every time in the NFL
Witherspoon has great potential. He has the size and strength to be dominating press corner and the speed and athleticism to be a shut down guy. He needs a lot of work but his natural instincts and athleticism is good enough that he can help out immediately as a teams 3rd or 4th corner back, without being a liability. If he fine tunes his game then he has the ability to be among the best corners in the NFL.