Devin Funchess Too Slow to Play Wide Receiver in the NFL?

Going into the NFL Scouting Combine, some experts believed University of Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess may not play the same position in the pros. After his performance today at the combine, Funchess may have solidified that belief.

Devin FunchessFunchess ran a 4.70 40-yard dash today at the Combine, a speed well below the preferred mark for an NFL wide receiver. Each participant is given two opportunities to run and Funchess ran the exact same time on both attempts. For comparison, tight end Eric Ebron, the Lions’ 10th overall pick in last year’s draft, ran a 4.6 40-yard dash in 2014.

Funchess, a Farmington Hills Harrison graduate, caught 62 passes for 733 yards and four touchdowns during his junior year at Michigan.

The fastest wide-out time so far during the 2015 Combine was posted by Miami’s Phillip Dorsett, who clocked in at 4.33 seconds.

One thing is for certain, Funchess is a tremendous athlete. The question is, which position will it translate to best at the next level?

(Image Via: Melanie Maxwell |

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