Devon Witherspoon, former Illinois star, becomes final NFL Draft pick to sign
Devon Witherspoon was prepared to sit out the beginning of training camp, but the former Illinois star has agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahawks as the final NFL Draft pick to sign.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the No. 5 overall pick agreed to a 4-year, $31.86 million contract that includes a $20.17 million signing bonus.
At Illinois, Witherspoon in 2021 set a career-high with 52 total tackles and 8 TFL while also adding 9 pass breakups. Last season, he registered 41 tackles, 2.5 TFL with 3 interceptions and 14 pass breakups.
All deals now done: No. 5 overall pick Devon Witherspoon, the last of this year’s 259 draft picks to sign, reached agreement today with the Seahawks on a four-year, $31.86 million contract that includes a $20.17 million signing bonus. Seahawks finally get their CB to camp.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 28, 2023
Last season, he was a first-team Associated Press All-American and the Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year after he had 17 passes defensed in 12 starts, and was a Jim Thorpe Award finalist.