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Seahawks Advanced Stat Of The Week: Devon Witherspoon Named PFF Rookie Of The Week

After being selected for the 2024 Pro Bowl Games as a rookie, Seahawks cornerback Devon Witherspoon was named Pro Football Focus’ Rookie of the Week for Week 18.


Last week, Seahawks rookie corner Devon Witherspoon became the first University of Illinois alum to be named to the Pro Bowl in over 50 years. After Seattle closed the 2023 season with a 21-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Witherspoon earned the Rookie of the Week Award from Pro Football Focus for Week 18. And for the season, Witherspoon is PFF's No. 4 cornerback league-wide, and top-graded rookie corner. Witherspoon is also the highest graded rookie defensive player who played at least 600 snaps, yet another example of why he should be the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Witherspoon registered the second 10-plus tackle game (11) of his young career on Sunday and had a season-best three tackles for loss, helping Seattle to climb to the win on the road against a division foe. PFF writer Sam Monson shined the rookie spotlight on Witherspoon for his performance, and writer Gordon McGuinness breaks down why Witherspoon earns the rookie nod for Week 18’s team.


Witherspoon ended an impressive rookie campaign with another strong performance for the Seahawks in their win over theArizona Cardinals. He allowed four receptions for 16 yards from 29 coverage snaps and finished the game with five tackles resulting in a defensive stop.

Witherspoon's first season in the league has been one to remember, and the accolades will only continue to roll in.

Check out some of the best photos taken of Seahawks rookie cornerback Devon Witherspoon from the 2023 season.

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