Player Profiles: Devin Funchess

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WHO: Devin Funchess
CLASS: Sophomore

ROLE IN THE OFFENSE?: I’m sure many Michigan fans, and also those who bet on, feel that Funchess that will see an increased role in the offense this season. With only 15 catches for 234 yards and five touchdowns, it is safe to say that those numbers will increase in 2013. The most alarming fact of last season is how little he saw touches during the latter half of the season. Going back to the Purdue game, his production was minimal. With more pieces being added to the offense, this might allow Funchess to let loose on the offensive side of the ball this year.

POTENTIAL STATS: Considering Funchess finished with only 234 yards, I feel confident in saying that his numbers will see a dramatic increase. It is a possibility you could see Funchess seeing around 30-40 catches and around 700 yards. Also, I can see Funchess getting anywhere from eight to ten touchdowns. I believe with the weapons coming in this year that he could get free and see a lot of touches out there this season.

DARKHORSE PREDICTION: Devin Funchess will see All-Big Ten honors. Whether it is first or second team honors remains to be seen, but I feel that he will get numbers in order to get them the honors. Like I said before, Michigan is adding a lot of potential firepower to the offense this season, something has to give. Who is the person to step up and take advantage of it? I think Funchess will be that person.

Derek Devine
Institutional voice of Alma College during the day, Michigan fanatic at night. Taking TBHR to the next level one post at a time.