Brian Witherspoon Scouting Report
|School:||Stillman College Tigers|
|Height & Weight:||5'10 - 164 lbs.|
2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Brian Witherspoon, CB, Stillman College
Witherspoon initially enrolled at Alabama State. He transferred to Stillman College in Alabama prior to the 2004 season. He went on to start five of the ten games he played in. In 2005 Witherspoon started all of the team's ten games at cornerback. He recorded 15 tackles with three interceptions, broke up six pass attempts and was also utilized as a kick returner. Wheeler started the first three games of the 2006 campaign and was having a career year (three interceptions) before a broken left wrist ended his season. But, he came back to play in all of the school's eleven games during the 2007 campaign. He recorded 31 tackles with two interceptions and also broke up seven pass attempts. A great athlete, Witherspoon also played baseball in college. As a track and field star he won the 2006 100 and 200 meters Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships, so he has blazing speed (4.29-40). Wheeler is quick to react to the ball, with great recovery speed and smooth lateral and backpedaling movements. While he has good leaping ability, he is also extremely raw. His technique needs refinement and he is not physical enough (tending to shy away from contact). Wheeler needs to add bulk and strength. With his skills, Witherspoon should have dominated his level, but did not. Therefore, his level of competition and desire are huge question marks. Speed and more speed is Witherspoon's only calling card if he wants to make an NFL roster. He is talented, but his unspectacular numbers in a league he should have dominated have raised red flags. Wheeler needs to add more strength and maturity, but there's a good chance he could stick on an NFL roster as a practice squad player. His draft status is questionable at this moment, so he will probably be a priority free agent.
Last Updated Apr-11-2008 by Raul Colon
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