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2015 NFL Draft: Wide Receiver Devin Funchess Profile

Our first profile of a possible 2015 Wolverine draftee also happens to be the one who should be picked the highest.

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Devin Funchess

Position: Wide Receiver

Height/Weight: 6-foot-4, 232 pounds

40-Yard Dash: 4.70 (Combine), 4.47 and 4.53 (Pro Day)

Arm Length: 33.5 inches

Vertical: 38.5 inches

Hands: 9.75 inches

Bench Press: 17 reps of 225 pounds


The first thing you notice about Devin Funchess on film, whether it's at tight end or wide receiver, is just how large he is. At 6-4, 235 pounds, he is quite a load to bring down in the open field. He’s very athletic for his size and has a strong build.

He really does look like a power forward pulling down a rebound at times with his long arms and big hands. John Beilein knows; he tried to get him to tryout for the men’s basketball team at U-M.

Funchess’ skill set and athleticism makes him a threat in the middle of the field.


Originally thought of as a first-round pick, his stock has taken a bit of a hit after his NFL Combine 40-yard dash time of 4.70. He reportedly ran a 4.47 and 4.53 at his pro day, but the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle here.

Funchess definitely has room to bulk up and get stronger. He’s a big guy, but he’ll have to improve to match the physicality of defenders in the NFL. As good as he was at times at Michigan, he is still extremely raw in the passing game. Far too often he drops extremely catchable balls and takes his eyes off of it to look upfield and see if he can make a play. He is not all that great of a route runner, either. Wouldn't call him "lazy," but his effort left a lot to be desired in his time at Michigan.


Funchess is a very good athlete but he is extremely raw. It will take some time for him to figure it out, but he is a versatile guy that can play in the slot, at tight end or on the outside, similar to Eric Ebron coming out last year.

He has the look of a day two prospect, but it is possible a team could take a chance on him late in the first round. He has the tools to be a contributor, but it will be up to an NFL franchise to put it all together.

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