School: Michigan | Position: Tight end | Height: 6044 | Weight: 230 | Forty: 4.72 | Class: 2015

Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI | Year: Junior | Dob: 5/21/94 | Projection: 1st Round | Pro Comparison: Julian Thomas

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PROS

  • Dangerous when lining up on the perimeter, creating a lot of mismatches-- gets up the field quickly and rumbles down the field to accumulate yards after the catch. Too fast for linebackers, too big for cornerbacks and safeties. Wide receiver in a tight end's body.
  • Agile, athletic and has a knack for finding the open seam in the defense. Gains yards in bunches-- averages over 15 yards per catch for his career.
  • Long arms and good size gave him the ability to use his hands to move defenders wherever was necessary to catch, separate, or block down the field.
  • From his positional experience he adjusted to finding the soft spots in zone coverage to help move the chains consistently.

CONS

  • Can block when he 'wants to' according to coaches. Has been a liability in pass protection and detrimental to the run game.
  • Suffers from stone-hands; endures too many drops, especially in critical situations. Concentration lapses; too focused on worrying about what he is going to do after the catch it before he hauls it in.

NOTES

  • Switched to wide receiver in 2014 and lined up all over the field but size, frame and speed translate into a hybrid tight end/slot receiver at the next level. A luxury weapon for any offense.

QUOTE

My football IQ is off the charts. I knew all the positions, made sure I knew all the formations and just got everybody set when we were doing summer 7-on-7s.” --Devin Funchess

“Most people call him a tight end who detaches himself from time to time, I call him a receiver who lines up as a tight end every once in a while” --Kansas State Head Coach Bill Snyder

STATS | HIGHLIGHTS

                        REC                YDS                AVG                TD                  100+

2012                15                    234                  15.6                 5                      1

2013                49                    748                  15.3                 6                      2

2014                62                    733                  11.8                 4                      2

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