“Absolutely, that should help a lot. He is really a solid young man,” Rivera said. “He knows two positions, and obviously he’ll concentrate on Kelvin’s and work to handle that spot for us.”
“We drafted Devin Funchess for a reason and this is one of them,” Rivera said. “You want to have a big, quality receiver, and Devin gives us that still.”
With Kelvin Benjamin out for the year, Funchess likely becomes the de facto WR1 for the Panthers. Provided he has a good camp, we would expect his ADP to climb into the 8th-10th range after Benjamin went in the 7th/8th as a rookie. It's unlikely that Funchess has the same type of year, but he and TE Greg Olsen will likely lead the team in targets.