Witherspoon has ideal size and length for a cornerback, making him effective in press coverage and contested catch situations. He has good ball skills and can make plays on the ball in coverage. He is a physical cornerback who can disrupt routes. He has good strength and can be effective in run support. Witherspoon might need to dial back his aggressiveness at the next level. He can be handsy in coverage, and his aggressiveness to make a highlight reel hit in the run game could lead to explosive plays vs. better backs and receivers in the NFL if he is not careful.
PLAYSTYLE & SCHEME FIT
Witherspoon is a physical cornerback who is best suited for a press-man scheme. He has the size and length to match up against bigger and more physical receivers and can disrupt routes effectively. He's also effective in run support.