5 49ers players to watch in Week 15 versus Seahawks

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San Francisco 49ers Ahkello Witherspoon
SANTA CLARA, CA – NOVEMBER 26: Ahkello Witherspoon #23 of the San Francisco 49ers breaks up the pass to Tyler Lockett #16 of the Seattle Seahawks during their NFL football game at Levis Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

No. 4: Cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon

For much of the season, cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon has been the focus of 49ers fans’ discontent with the defense.

Over the past four weeks, however, Witherspoon appears to have corrected the numerous issues he was having earlier. Just consider this, from Pro Football Focus (h/t the Sacramento Bee’s Chris Biderman):

One of Witherspoon’s biggest issues earlier was his tendency to give up at least one big play per game. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is one of the best at taking advantage of broken plays — the same kind of plays with which Witherspoon has struggled in 2018.

Week 15 should be a pretty big reveal whether or not the second-year defensive back has turned a page on his previous struggles.