The first Wolverine has been taken off the board in the 2015 NFL Draft. Wide receiver Devin Funchess has been selected by the Carolina Panthers with the No.41st pick of the draft.
With the selection of Funchess, Michigan has extended its NFL Draft-record of 77-straight drafts with a Wolverine player selected. The junior, who elected to forgo his senior season, finished his Wolverine career with 126 receptions for 1700-yards and 15 touchdowns.
Strengths: "Big receiver with the ability to mismatch corners in the red zone. Long legs that can cover ground in a straight line. Transitions smoothly from catch to run. Has build-up speed to factor on run-after-catch crossers. Fluid hips for size. Uses size to defeat press coverage. Good body control and length to go get high throws that few can snag. Physical with "separating hands" at the top of the route. Smooth in intermediate routes and can earn a living in that area of the field."
Weaknesses: "Pass-catching is labored. Allows throws into his frame and catches back half of football at times. Tagged with 20 drops over last three seasons. Isn't a lock to high-point a throw and doesn't attack throws. Won't win enough 50/50 throws. Stifled by inconsistent passing attack. Tends to show monotone, one-note play speed. Hard to find a second gear on tape. Gears down into cuts and slow to accelerate out of breaks."