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Vikings Select German WR Moritz Boehringer In Round 6 of the 2016 NFL Draft

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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

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.

-NFL.com

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