Michigan junior TE Devin Funchess ranks as one of the Big 10's best breakout candidates, according to NFL.com.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Funchess is a player to target in fantasy drafts. "As a tight end, his size is average but his athleticism is off the charts; as a wide receiver, his size is off the charts but his athleticism is somewhat average," noted the website. Listed as a tight end, the long-limbed junior is often spread out wide, as UNC used Eric Ebron last year. Funchess collected 49 receptions for 748 yards and six TDs as the Big 10's best tight end last season, and he'll easily surpass those numbers in 2014. "Michigan is hoping his size leads to a lot of mismatches on the outside; in addition, his athleticism can be put to good use in a variety of ways, which means it is up to new coordinator Doug Nussmeier to feature Funchess," NFL.com observed. "Funchess has the speed to get deep, and while he can add bulk and strength and become a better blocker, his pass-catching ability already has caught scouts' eyes." Jun 15 - 3:43 PM