German receiver Moritz Boehringer To Work Out For 7 NFL Teams

After his eye-popping performance at the Florida Atlantic Pro Day last week, German receiver Moritz Boehringer’s stock has skyrocketed.

NFL scouts were buzzing afterwards as he put up phenomenal numbers. He ran a 4.43-second 40-yard dash, had a vertical of 39 inches, a 10′ 11″broad jump, a 4.10-second short shuttle, 11.15 second 60-yard shuttle, and a stunning 6.65 second three-cone drill. These are all numbers that would put him among the top ranks of college receivers.

According to NFL Draft Diamonds, at least seven NFL teams have booked the 6’4″, 225 lb physical specimen for private workouts this week. The NFL.com’s College Football 24/7 has listed six of them: The Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams, Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos.

The seventh team would likely be the Arizona Cardinals as their VP of Player Personnel Terry McDonough, is reportedly very interested in the powerful German receiver.

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In fact, the Cardinals had been very interested in Anthony Dablé from France who signed with the New York Giants. They had intended to bring him in for a workout before the Giants picked him up.

American football is growing worldwide

Nevertheless, the fact that a raw, inexperienced football player is generating this kind of interest says a lot about the untapped potential available in other parts of the world. American football has advanced enormously in Europe after the departure of NFL Europe. At least 1,300 teams now play the game in 30 countries in Europe and it keeps growing.

The game is spreading faster than anyone anticipated suddenly. From Europe to South America, Africa to Australia and Asia.

Take the world’s most populous nation, China for example. With the rise in interest in football in China, how long will it be before a Chinese native has a shot at making it in the NFL? Imagine the fan interest then.

Photo credits: NFL.com, Spox.com and Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns.

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