Good luck beating Illinois CB Devon Witherspoon in man coverage

If your favorite NFL team is looking for a stud cornerback prospect who excels in man coverage, they might want to make sure they land Syracuse’s Devon Witherspoon in the early rounds of the 2023 draft.

Witherspoon has been an absolute shutdown artist when locked up man-to-man so far this season, allowing just seven receptions on 34 targets, with no touchdowns and an opposing QB rating of just 27.3 (per Pro Football Focus).

This year’s draft class has plenty of talented corner prospects, but few are playing as well as Witherspoon so far this season. Depending on how he finishes the season, and what happens during the predraft process, it won’t be surprising to see Witherspoon land in the first round as one of the top corners off the board.

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Story originally appeared on Draft Wire