Who is Moritz Boehringer?
Moritz “Mo” Boehringer is a 6-foot-4, 225 pound wide receiver with 4.4 speed. And he just happens to be from Germany.
Mo became the first international player to be selected in the draft without never seeing a college football down.
The Vikings also drafted a wide receiver in the first round — Laquon Treadwell out of Mississippi with the 23rd overall pick. Other receivers currently on the Minnesota roster are Stefon Diggs, Charles Johnson, Jarius Wright, Cordarrelle Patterson, Adam Thielen, Isaac Fruechte, and Terrell Sinkfield.
Boehringer’s first exposure to American football was watching YouTube videos in 2012 of Adrian Peterson, who will now be his teammate in Minnesota.
Boehringer blew NFL scouts away at the Florida Atlantic Pro Day to put himself on the 2016 NFL Draft radar.
Check out his Pro Day numbers:
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
Impressive, indeed. No wonder he had the NFL world buzzing.
Boehringer, who first tried his luck in American football at 17, last played in the German Football League for the Swäbisch Hall Unicorns. In his only season (2015) in there, Mo captured GFL Rookie of the Year honors after grabbing 59 receptions for 1,232 yards and 13 touchdowns in 16 games.