July 15, 2014 at 11:16 am

Three receivers from Michigan colleges make Biletnikoff watch list

Devin Funchess caught 49 passes for 748 yards and six TD last season. (John T. Greilick / Detroit News)

Michigan junior Devin Funchess, Central Michigan senior Titus Davis and Western Michigan sophomore Corey Davis have made the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award.

The award, named after the Raiders’ Hall of Famer, is given to the top receiver in college football.

Funchess, a former Detroit News Blue Chip player from Farmington Hills Harrison, was named the top tight end in the Big Ten last season.

Titus Davis, from Wheaton, Ill., had 61 receptions for 1,109 yards and eight touchdowns last season, when he was named first-team All-MAC.

Corey Davis, Titus’ brother and also from Wheaton, Ill., was named MAC freshman of the year after catching 67 passes for 941 yards and six TX.

Oregon State’s Brandin Cooks was the 2013 winner. Michigan’s Braylon Edwards won the award in 2004 and Michigan State’s Charles Rogers won in 2002.