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Tuesday Round-Up: Devon Witherspoon Named CBS Sports Week 7 Top Rookie Performer

First-year cornerback Devon Witherspoon is recognized for his play in Week 7’s 20-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Tuesday, October 24 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

Josh Edwards of CBS Sports On Seahawks CB Devon Witherspoon's Standout Performance In Week 7

In April, Seattle selected cornerback Devon Witherspoon No. 5 overall, the first of two first-round selections along with Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Through five games played, the Illinois alum continues to impress, and had another standout performance in Sunday's 20-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals. After making plays in coverage and delivering the boom, Josh Edwards of CBS Sports breaks down why Witherspoon was one of the top rookie performers in Week 7.

Witherspoon heads into Week 8 as the top-graded cornerback league-wide per Pro Football Focus’ grading system (88.5). On Sunday, Witherspoon was credited with four tackles and a pass defensed, and also had an interception and sack negated by penalties away from the play. Witherspoon has proven to be worth the draft hype early, showcasing his ability to cover, blitz and provide run support, whether in the slot or outside. Edwards breaks down why Witherspoon leads a trio of defensive rookie performers for Week 7.

CB Devon Witherspoon, Seahawks

Devon Witherspoon was targeted three times Sunday against the Cardinals, according to TruMedia. None of those attempts were completed. Only four players were targeted three times or more without allowing a completion in Week 7. Witherspoon has great eyes in zone coverage and is more than willing to aid in run support.

Less than halfway through his rookie season, the 22-year-old Pensacola, Florida native is providing great returns on Seattle's early investment.

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