Niner Noise takes a look at the San Francisco 49ers’ cornerback position and tries to predict what happens here between now and the start of the 2018 season.
Heading into 2017, one might have thought the San Francisco 49ers were pretty set at cornerback.
After all, the team was bringing back a promising corner in Rashard Robinson and drafted former Colorado defensive back Ahkello Witherspoon in Round 3 of the 2017 NFL Draft.
The idea, of course, was to have these two young corners starting for a rebuilding Niners franchise.
The only problem, though, is it didn’t happen. At least not the degree expected.
Robinson’s penalty-laden efforts resulted in a trade to the New York Jets just prior to the NFL trade deadline. Witherspoon, on the other hand, wasn’t even active the first four weeks of the season.
With few options left for long-term prognosis, let’s dive a bit deeper into what the future holds for the Niners at this position in 2018.
We’ll start by taking a look at the cornerbacks San Francisco already has on its roster.