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Devin Funchess, Frank Clark shine at Michigan's pro day

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Representatives from 18 NFL teams, including five position coaches, attended Michigan's pro day Thursday to watch nine prospects work out. Three of the players were at the combine.


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Defensive end Frank Clark (6-foot-2 7/8, 272 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash twice, posting times of 4.64 and 4.68, and looked very good in his position drills. Clark got into some trouble last season and was dismissed from Michigan after an arrest on domestic violence charges, but if he can overcome his baggage, this is a very good player.

Devin Funchess (6-foot-4 1/4, 232 pounds) ran much better than he did at the combine, posting 40 times of 4.47 and 4.53 seconds. When asked why he ran so much better, he explained that he had been up late to do interviews at the combine and was just plain tired when he ran. Funchess also posted a 4.48 short shuttle and 6.98 3-cone drill. He had one drop in his workout, but showed he's a very good athlete and smooth in his routes. He's got a chance to be drafted in the bottom of the first round, but most likely will be a second-round pick.

Devin Gardner (6-foot-3 1/2, 218 pounds), who played quarterback and wide receiver at Michigan, was worked out as a wide receiver at Michigan's pro day and caught the ball really well. He also ran the 40 in 4.62 and 4.67 seconds. He had a 35 1/2-inch vertical and 9-9 broad jump. He had a 4.42 short shuttle and 6.96 3-cone drill, and put up 15 reps in the bench press. Gardner is a good athlete who's on the rise.

Jake Ryan (6-foot-2 1/4, 240 pounds) stood on everything that he did at the combine. He's a very smart player and has a good burst, and I think he'll be a good special teams player in addition to being a weakside linebacker in the NFL.

Follow Gil Brandt on Twitter at @Gil_Brandt.

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