There are plenty of reasons a 40-yard dash time posted at one of the various Pro Day workouts taking place across the country would draw attention or warrant a second look.
A 6-foot-4, 227-pound wide receiver getting clocked in 4.4 seconds warrants a second look.
That happened Thursday at Florida Atlantic when Moritz Boehringer, a German who’s only been playing football for four years, got his chance to work out in front of NFL scouts from 26 teams.
Boehringer scored 16 touchdowns last season playing for a team called the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns in Germany. He had an 80-inch wingspan and a 39-inch vertical jump on Thursday, and he did 17 reps on the 225-pound bench press.
NFL.com reported that the Packers, Broncos, Vikings and Cardinals have shown at least some level of interest in Boehringer, who’s been training in Florida with Anquan Boldin and Pierre Garcon.
NFL scouts will need to see more than a highlight video of Boehringer running past overmatched defenders in Germany, but his size and speed combo will get him at least a longer look and possibly an invitation to a camp.