Devon Witherspoon makes PFF’s top 101 players for 2023 NFL season

Different analysts may disagree on his ceiling, but it is indisputable that the Seahawks have something special in cornerback Devon Witherspoon. Coming off his first year in the NFL, Spoon has established himself as one of the game’s best rising young stars at his position.

The latest accolade for Seattle’s standout corner is making a list of the top 101 players in the league from this past season by Pro Football Focus. Witherspoon came in at No. 75 on their list.

“Witherspoon’s calling card as a draft prospect was outstanding instincts and read-and-react skills that put him consistently ahead of the play in college. He showed those traits translated, displaying the same knack in his first season in Seattle. The rookie proved to be a true problem for opposing offenses.”

PFF will be releasing the top 20 players on their list tomorrow, but it seems unlikely Seattle will land anybody that high. That means Witherspoon will likely be on the only Seahawks player who made the cut.

While we feel Spoon’s ceiling is as high as any cornerback in the sport, he will need to improve his tackling in Year 2. If he can manage that, he should skyrocket up this list by next year.

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