Shortly after Chidobe Awuzie was selected by the Dallas Cowboys 60th overall in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, another member of Colorado’s #MoneyGang heard his name called. Cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon is Bay Area bound after being selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the second pick of the third round (66th overall).
AHKELLO WITHERSPOON TO THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS— RalphieReport (@RalphieReport) April 29, 2017
Witherspoon played in 14 games (starting 12) his final season in Boulder amassing 23 tackles, 19 pass break-ups and a crucial interception in the final minute to preserve a 41-38 win over Oregon at Autzen Stadium.
Prior to Witherspoon, the last Buff to be drafted by the 49ers was defensive end Daryl Price, taken in the fourth round of the 1996 NFL Draft. Colorado has never had two cornerbacks selected within the first three rounds. Congrats, Ahkello and Chidobe!
BuffBoyz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— Toney Clemons (@Tone_Clem717) April 29, 2017
Ahkello has spaghetti arms, which are not only delicious, but also great for breaking up passes— BUY 2 SAMS $20 (@sam_metivier) April 29, 2017
Short wait for the second Buff -- Ahkello Witherspoon to the 49ers. Congrats!!!— David Plati (@davidplati) April 29, 2017
Congrats @ahhh_kello on being drafted by the 49ers in the third round of the NFL draft!— Rick George (@RickGeorgeCU) April 29, 2017
23 what it do! We still not done. pic.twitter.com/6nTyofZCuC— Afolabi Laguda (@FizzyFo1) April 29, 2017