Most indispensable: No. 6 Funchess 

July, 31, 2013
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Devin Funchess Gregory Shamus/Getty ImagesDevin Funchess will have every opportunity to have a breakout sophomore season.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- As Michigan’s preseason approaches at the end of this week, WolverineNation takes a look at the 10 players who are most indispensable for the Wolverines this season. This doesn’t mean the most talented players but rather the players who'd be the hardest for Michigan to replace if it lost them.

One of the biggest surprises of last season was freshman tight end Devin Funchess. He shined early in the season but disappeared a bit as the conference season got under way. But Funchess said he spent the offseason focusing on blocking better, getting more physical and being less of a “pretty boy.”

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