D.J. Reed thinks Seahawks are getting “a really good cornerback” in Ahkello Witherspoon

Among the most wise relocations the Seattle Seahawks made last season was getting cornerback D.J. Reed off injury waivers from the San Francisco 49ers throughout the preseason.

The Seahawks are hoping another previous 49ers cornerbacks will be a comparable increase to their secondary this season.

Seattle signed Ahkello Witherspoon to a one-year offer this offseason as part of the strategy to change Shaquill Griffin, who delegated sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Witherspoon has actually had low and high throughout his period in San Francisco. Reed played together with Witherspoon for 2 seasons prior to he was declared off waivers by Seattle in 2015. Reed thinks the Seahawks are getting a great alternative in Witherspoon.

“You’re getting a good football player,” Reed stated, in a podcast with Michael-Shawn Dugar and Christopher Kidd of TheAthletic.com. “First of all, he’s all of 6-3. It’s not just on paper. If you see him, he’s a big dude. He’s all of 6-3. One thing I love about him is his technique. His re-step, he probably has one of the best, if not the best, re-step in the league. If you don’t know what re-step is, it’s just a technique at the line where you just side-step when you’re in press [coverage]. He does a good job getting his hands on receivers. He gives a lot of good receivers problems.”

Witherspoon has actually played in 47 video games for the 49ers with 33 starts in 4 seasons after being prepared in the 3rd complete of the University of Colorado in 2017. Witherspoon has actually revealed flashes of truly strong play while likewise having dips in efficiency that resulted in getting benched sometimes.

Reed was recuperating from a torn pectoral when he was launched by the 49ers. If he hadn’t been declared, he would have gone back to San Francisco’s hurt list and missed out on all of last season. Rather, the Seahawks got him and he was healthy by midseason, making the beginning job on the best side opposite Griffin.

Witherspoon will now have the possibility too to carry out for the competing Seahawks after being released by the 49ers.

“He’s a really good cornerback,” Reed stated.

D.J. Reed believes Seahawks are getting “a really good cornerback” in Ahkello Witherspoon initially appeared on Pro Football Talk

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.