According to NFL Network's College Football 24/7, the Denver Broncos are among the teams to meet with wide receiver Moritz Boehringer.
24 hours since pro day, German WR Moritz Boehringer has visits set up with 7 NFL teams.https://t.co/8g3kpeTw4e pic.twitter.com/Q2TTWvZWvR— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFL_CFB) April 1, 2016
Boehringer has played the last few year's in the German Football League and is now taking is talents to the states and the National Football League. He attended the Florida Atlantic Pro Day on Thursday and wow'd scouts in attendance.
Here is what Walter Football's Tony Pauline had to say about Boehringer's performance.
German receiver Moritz Wilhelm Boehringer put up Olympian-type of numbers. He measured 6044, 227 pounds, posted a vertical jump of 39 inches, a broad jump of 10-11, timed anywhere from 4.38 to 4.45 in the 40 while also running 4.09 in the short shuttle and 6.64 in the 3-cone. Wow!! I'm told he also looked good catching the ball.
These are pretty incredible numbers for a receiver his size. Comparing Boehringer's numbers to the receiver's that attended February's NFL Scouting Combine and he would have bested most of their testing numbers.
Moritz Boehringer's Pro Day numbers
Height: 6'4" Weight: 227lbs 40 time: 4.43 seconds
Vertical: 39 inches Broad Jump: 10 feet 11 inches
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.10 seconds 3-Cone Drill: 6.65 seconds
Bench Press: 17 reps
This type of performance left scouts excited and teams excited about his Potential. 24 hours after his Pro Day, Boehringer has set up 7 visits with NFL teams, including the Denver Broncos.
In the 24 hours following Moritz Boehringer's impressive pro-day workout, seven teams have scheduled visits with the German wide receiver. College Football 24/7 has learned the identity of six of them: Chicago, Los Angeles, Carolina, Kansas City, Minnesota and Denver.
Here is what an NFL area scout had to say about Boehringer's Pro Day performance.
"He looked good at his pro day. Anytime a guy covers all the measurables from length to explosion to speed, you tend to get excited. This is the first time I've seen him in person. He's got a chance, but you have to realize he's going against guys who aren't even at a D-III level. How will he deal with that jump in competition? How will he handle an NFL locker room? That's a culture shock. I'm not trying to kill the guy, but let's slow the train down a little."
The quote from the NFL area scout is important. Boehringer is coming from the German Football League to the NFL. That's a huge jump in competition.
Here is a scouting report for Boehringer from NFL.com.
Exceptional combination of size, speed and short-area quickness. Has rare short-area testing numbers for a receiver with his size. Long, loose strides mangle the cushion of his overmatched cornerbacks. Can stick a foot in the ground and open a throwing window with acceleration. Lightning quick out of route stems. Hands-catcher. Shows ability to track and finish the deep balls with long arms and soft hands. Has home-run speed after the catch and will work the middle and take the hits.
His size and athletic traits overshadow how raw he is. Has played football for a relatively short period of time. Is a step slow getting off line of scrimmage and into his routes. Needs time and reps to learn nuances of route running. Competition level isn't even on the radar and he could outrun most everyone he faced. Will have to learn the art of separation when challenged by athletic, press cornerbacks.
It's understandable why the Broncos would like to meet with this guy and get an up close and personal look at him. Those testing numbers are pretty damn good. Now, the jump from the Germany Football League to the NFL is quite the leap, so he won't be NFL ready for a few years, but the potential is obvious. So why not take a look at him?
I'm not going to even guess if he is draftable or what round he should go in. I'd assume his Pro Day puts him in the discussion to be drafted but he is quite the project.
The Broncos do have three 7th round selections this year, and if he is still available, why not?
Here are some German Football League highlights for you to get an idea what he can do against much lesser competition.