NFL Draft: Devin Funchess can be solution for Atlanta Falcons

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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


Of course, Funchess’ biggest asset is his size. Standing at 6’4″ with a vertical leap of 38.5 inches, he has the ability to cause nightmares for defensive coordinators. 

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While he isn’t lightning fast, at top speed he has the ability to break away from defenders.

Funchess has great versatility. He can play outside or in the slot, and the Falcons could use him in a hybrid role.

"“Funchess was used outside and inside at Michigan and had success from the slot. He has the feel of a hybrid player who can be a big guy at wide receiver or a mismatch nightmare as a move tight end with more weight on his rangy frame,” writes Lance Zierlein of"

He could become a dangerous red zone threat in the Falcons’ passing game, which would make the Matt Ryan-led offense that much more dangerous.

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