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49ers to host Michigan WR/TE Devin Funchess for official pre-draft visit, per report

The San Francisco 49ers have depth needs at wide receiver and tight end. Could they try and address both at once?

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The San Francisco 49ers search for offensive playmakers will include another official pre-draft visit. Aaron Wilson is reporting the team will host Michigan wide receiver/tight end Devin Funchess. He is the eighth reported wide receiver the team will bring in for a visit.

Funchess has bounced back and forth between the wide receiver and tight end positions. He arrived at Michigan having played wide receiver in high school. He was switched to tight end upon arrival. In 2013, he was named Big Ten tight end of the year, finishing the season with 49 receptions for 748 yards and six touchdowns. He switched back to wide receiver in 2014, and finished the season with 62 receptions for 733 yards and four touchdowns.

Funchess stands 6'4 and weighs 233 pounds. He ran 4.47 and 4.53 40s at his Pro Day, but a 4.70 40 at the NFL Combine. Drops are a concern, and if he is going to play tight end, he likely needs to add some more weight to his frame. However, there is some hybrid ability there that could make for an interesting weapon. The 49ers have depth need at both wide receiver and tight end, so having a potential hybrid would be intriguing if used properly.

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