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Moritz Boehringer: Latest News, Rumors and Buzz on German WR's Draft Stock

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured Columnist

Aug 29, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; NFL footballs sit on the field during warmups prior to the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.  Philadelphia won 39-26.  Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer has the NFL community buzzing following a strong pro day workout, and his stock appears to be on the rise with the NFL draft fast approaching. 

Continue for updates. 


Boehringer Has Multiple Team Visits Set

Wednesday, April 13

Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk reported Boehringer met with the Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings last week before meeting with the Los Angeles Rams earlier this week. 

Boehringer will visit the Seattle Seahawks next, with the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints also on the list.


Boehringer Runs 4.41-Second 40-Yard Dash

Friday, April 1

The NFL's official Twitter account posted footage of Boehringer's stellar 4.41-second sprint: 

NFL @NFL

🏃💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨 German WR Moritz Boehringer runs the 40-yard dash at FAU Pro Day. https://t.co/Sww2GlV12E

Working out in front of NFL personnel at Florida Atlantic University's pro day, the 6'4", 227-pound pass-catcher also posted a 39-inch vertical jump, 10-foot, 11-inch broad jump and 6.65-second three-cone drill, according to NFL.com's Andy Fenelon, who listed his 40-yard dash at a slightly slower time of 4.43 seconds. 

To put those numbers in perspective, a 4.41-second 40-yard dash would have ranked No. 3 among all wide receivers at this year's NFL combine, and his three-cone time would have tied Ohio State's Braxton Miller and ranked behind only Stanford's Devon Cajuste and California's Trevor Davis. The 10-foot, 11-inch broad jump would have also been good for No. 2 among all combine receivers.

"I came here today knowing what I needed to do," Boehringer said, according to Fenelon. "But I didn't realize there was going to be so many people watching me."

However, NFL.com's Lance Zierlein pointed out that pristine pro-day numbers won't make Boehringer a lock to be drafted:

Lance Zierlein @LanceZierlein

The hyperbole train is rolling w German WR Moritz Boehringer, but his pro day was eerily similar to J Janis' combine and Janis went 7th rnd

"The level of play, even in Germany's top league where he dominated last season, is so far below the college level in the U.S. that all tape on him has little value aside from Madden-level entertainment," Fenelon added.

The evaluation process is still ongoing with a few weeks to go until the draft, but Boehringer is certainly an intriguing prospect after flashing wide receiver-type traits while operating with a tight end's build. 

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