Dec 28, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Michigan Wolverines tight end Devin Funchess (87) on the sidelines in the fourth quarter against the Kansas State Wildcats during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Kansas State defeated Michigan 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football: Spring Football -- Chat Notes -- Wide Receivers

Posted at 4:00pm — 4/19/2014

Michigan Football: Spring Football — Chat Notes — Wide Receivers

We are going to share some notes from our past chats. Not all the information will be available, but we will share some of our past Michigan football spring chat reports.

Wide Receivers:

Devin Funchess (#87), he was very good, caught balls in traffic and he almost acted like a rebounder in basketball as he walled off his defender while making the catch. Again like many seen the following week he also dropped some easier balls, but he also made some very nice catches throughout spring.

Seems to have the “Braylon” disease at times where he catches the tough catches and then drops some easy ones and think most of time it is focus and not watching the ball all the way in with his eyes and already looking down-field to make the play bigger.

Funchess seem really involved in practice, which we never really saw a year ago. This is a very good thing with him taking a leadership role where he probably didn’t think it was his place last year being a true sophomore or thought others should have stepped up.

Oct 12, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Jehu Chesson (86) during the third quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Michigan 43-40 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

Jehu Chesson (#86) of all the players on the team, his body had developed the most in our opinion. He is no longer that thin fast wide receiver we saw last year. He is now a big kid, very tough, and can catch the ball.

Chessen and Funchess are the sure starters in our opinion going into fall camp.

Amara Darboh (#82) looked great in drills, but as stated he was held out of spring of any contact drills which is common with how the coaches use players in the spring with those type of leg injuries. One thing about Darboh, we have never seen a Michigan wide receiver catch the ball as softly as Darboh does. He looks like he is running okay to us, but we know others who haven’t seen practices are saying otherwise, but we guess we will have to see in the fall for sure. Again, just because Darboh hasn’t scrimmaged doesn’t mean he hasn’t taken part in practices. He has basically done all the drills except for when they go “live” in hitting.

Apr 5, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Freddy Canteen (17) catches during the Spring Game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Freddy Canteen (#17) starts in our opinion, he is very impressive, and maybe he will be playing on special teams being used as a returner on both punt and kick-off return teams as well..

We really likes Da’Mario Jones (#10), caught two TD passes in the big scrimmage. Jones is a player who did not get showcased in high school so he is somewhat undervalued and in most cases fans either know little about or don’t think highly of him because he wasn’t that popular on recruiting sites.

Csont’e York (#81) had a good spring.

Jaron Dukes (#83) actually caught a touchdown pass in the big scrimmage and had his moments this spring.

Dennis Norfleet (#26) never stops in practices and we would be undefeated if we had a team that all practiced like him.

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Tags: Amara Darboh Csont'e York Da'Mario Jones Dennis Norfleet Devin Funchess Football Freddy Canteen Jaron Dukes Jehu Chesson Michigan Football Michigan Wolverines Spring Football

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