Michigan Wide Receiver Devin Funchess declares for the NFL Draft


The Michigan Wolverines announced that junior wide receiver Devin Funchess will declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.  Despite a quarterback situation fraught with inconsistency, Funchess has been productive each of the last two years.  In addition to his own personal success, the program has struggled and is currently searching for a new head coach, so Funchess may be better suited to learn an NFL offense than another collegiate offense.

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Funchess, listed 6’5″ 230lbs, has a huge frame and there has been discussion whether his position should be wide receiver or tight end in the NFL and he could end up doing some of both.  He has experience playing both on the outside as well as the slot and is a massive mismatch in terms of his size.  If Funchess can workout well, he could become a very hot commodity, especially when the class of tight ends appears to be relatively weak and while Funchess is not really suited for inline work, he could be attractive to teams that like using athletic tight ends in space.

Whether it is wide receiver, tight end, or a combination of both, Funchess is the biggest pure receiving entity in the draft at this point.  The underclassmen deadline to declare is January 15th and nothing is official until them, but it is safe to say that Funchess is going to be in the NFL next season.