Oct 11, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Devin Funchess (1) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
49. Kansas City Chiefs: Devin Funchess, TE/WR (Michigan)
Funchess is a delightful combination of speed and size. If he was more sure handed and was not such a hybrid of a wide receiver/tight end he would be drafted much sooner. The Chiefs take a chance on his talent, needing receivers badly.
Funchess has the build of a tight end. He is 6’4″ and has a big frame, weighing in at 232 lbs. which makes him too big for most defensive backs to handle. His 38.5 inch vertical jump at the 2015 NFL Combine showed another quality for scouts to drool over. With the speed of a receiver and the look of a tight end, Funchess could develop into quite the playmaker for the Chiefs.
The problems for Funchess are that he drops too many passes, he struggles to make contested catches and his game does not match his frame. He looks like a lion but plays like a bobcat. If he could develop better hands and add some physicality to his game, he could be the steal of the draft.
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