Photo of Moritz Boehringer
Drafted By: Vikings
  • Round 6
  • Pick 5
  • Overall 180
Grade
5.41 ?

Draft Analysis:

A great story becomes a remarkable one as the long-shot draft pick from Germany lands on his favorite team. He's as raw as it gets, but Norv Turner likes big, fast receivers that can stretch the back end of the defense. That could be Boehringer's niche once he graduates from special teams. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'4" Height
  • 227LBS. Weight

Overview

Boehringer played for the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns of the German Football League. In the 2015 season, Boehringer had 59 receptions for 1,232 yards and 13 touchdowns in 16 games played.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.43 seconds
Vertical: 39 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 11 inches
20-yard Short shuttle: 4.10 seconds
3-cone: 6.65 seconds
Bench: 17 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

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.

Draft Projection

Rounds 4 or 5

Sources Tell Us

"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." -- NFL area scout

NFL Comparison

Jeff Janis

Bottom Line

After his outstanding pro day, the media hype surrounding Boehringer cranked into full gear, but for all of the traits he possesses, he's still in the very early stages of learning the game. While he has feast or famine written all over him, he's competitive and could offer early benefits in kick coverage or as a kick returner while he continues to learn the position. Boehringer's pro day was almost equal to what Jeff Janis put together two years ago and he was drafted in the seventh round after playing Division II football.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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