More impressive, though, was his ability to make plays vertically. His jump-ball touchdown grab was Junior Hemingway-esque, and his bobbled, one-handed reel in grab down the sideline was a prime example of hands, concentration and the ability to run right by linebackers.
The jump-for-the-ball-and-muscle-it-from-the-DB toss appears to still be a part of Michigan's offense. Neither Roundtree, Gallon, Jackson, nor Gardener appear to have the combination of strength and dexterity to make such catches; Funchess showed some of that ability against Air Force. Now if he can do it against B1G corners an linebackers, DF will be a significant contributor.