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Jake Funk

Jake Funk


Age: 23College: Maryland

2021 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 2nd (easy)
Draft Rank (ECR) #376
Best / Worst #190 / #389

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Funk's an intriguing late-round prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft that should have some teams interested in bringing him into their building. He doesn't show great vision in between the tackles and he needs to work on improving his footwork. His feet can get a little wild, which prevents him from being able to make sharp cuts in between the tackles or out in the open field. Decent burst for his size, but works better when he's able to build up a head of steam versus being shifty in small windows. Struggles to throttle down his momentum in the open field and this could be due to his feet getting out in front of him. Willing to lower his shoulder and engage with defenders, but doesn't have the pure size to bring much overall power to the table. Fantastic speed when he's able to get out into the open field. Doesn't have great burst, but somehow finds a second gear after the initial 10-yard and has fantastic straight line speed. Decent contact balance and shows that he's able to keep his weight and momentum in check if he's making movements out in the open field. Good pass-catcher. Limited sample size on film, but didn't show a natural ability in the instances. Certainly not a liability, but it's not going to be the focal point of his game. Good in pass protection and able to diagnose where the pressure is coming from and meet them at the hole. Keeps his head up and textbook form. Overall, Funk might have to start out on special teams and work his way up a depth chart, but the overall talent is there to turn into something down the road.

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Jake Funk selected No. 233 by Los Angeles Rams

The Los Angeles Rams have selected RB Jake Funk with the No. 233 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact

Funk is a fundamental power-back, providing straight-line running with continuous leg movement that allows him to seldom lose yardage. He tore an ACL in 2019 but returned for the Maryland Terrapins in 2020, toting the rock 60 times for 516 yards and three touchdowns in just four games due to a shortened COVID-19 season. Funk also brings experience returning kicks, a trait Rams' head coach Sean McVay will likely tap into during his rookie season in Los Angeles.

Matthew MacKay - 13 weeks ago
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Strength of Schedule (2021)
Next Gamevs. CHI24th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesIND, TB, ARI27th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)ARI, SEA, MIN9th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--2nd easiest remaining opponents
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