Indianapolis - The goal for Devin Funchess was to prove he belonged as a NFL-caliber wide receiver during Saturday's NFL Combine session.
He didn't exactly take advantage of the opportunity.
Funchess recorded two 4.7-second 40-yard dash times, unofficially, Saturday afternoon according to the NFL Network. Only two receivers, Washington State's Vince Mayle (4.73-seconds unofficially on first attempt) and San Diego State's Ezell Ruffin (4.75-seconds unofficially on second attempt), recorded slower times than Funchess.
In comparison, Funchess' 40-yard dash unofficial time was one of the best recorded times for a tight end. Only Southern Ilinois' MyCole Pruitt (4.58-seconds officially) and Southern Alabama's Wes Saxton (4.65-seconds officially) recorded better times.
The 6-foot-4, 232-pound Funchess bounced around from tight end to receiver during his time with the Michigan program. Originally playing wide receiver in high school, the former Michigan coaching staff recruited him as a tight end and eventually converting him to a full-time receiver during his final year with the program in 2014.
Funchess told reporters during the media interview session that he considers himself a "ball player" and doesn't label himself in any specific position. He also mentioned his speed as well.
"I got sneaky speed," Funchess told reporters in Indianapolis. "I get up under defenders real quick. It doesn't look like I'm moving fast but I cover ground."