Two years after drafting Arik Armstead, the 49ers took another Sacramento area product on Friday, cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon, who played at Christian Brothers.
The 49ers envision the 6-3, 200-pound Witherspoon as a press cornerback in their new 4-3 defense. Witherspoon played only one year of high-school football before going to Sacramento City College and then the University of Colorado. To read more about Witherspoon, click here.
The 49ers selected Witherspon with the 66th overall pick. They traded the 67th pick to New Orleans for a seventh-round pick this year and a second-round selection next year. They already had acquired an extra third rounder in Thursday’s trade with the Bears.