The search for a new head coach is still ongoing in Ann Arbor. Now the search for a new go-to receiver will officially begin for the Michigan Wolverines as well. Devin Funchess has announced he will pass on his final year of eligibility at Michigan and enter the NFL Draft in 2015.
“I would like to thank my family, coaches and teammates for their support,” said Funchess in a statement released by Michigan on Tuesday. “It’s always been a dream of mine to play in the NFL, and I am prepared to take the next step in my journey.”
Funchess led the Wolverines with 733 receiving yards on 62 receptions in 2014. He accounted for four touchdowns after moving from tight end to wide receiver for Michigan. The Wolverines were in need of help at receiver this season, and Funchess brought good size and hands to the position after serving as a tight end for the Wolverines prior to this year. In 2013, Funchess was Michigan’s second-leading receiver with 748 yards and six touchdowns. He served as a high-caliber compliment to Michigan’s leading receiver, Jeremy Gallon in 2013.
So, will Funchess pursue a career in the NFL as a wide receiver or a tight end? Odds are Funchess will be scouted and drafted as a wide receiver, and he should be expected to go in the first two rounds to a team in need of help catching the football.