Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey signed a former warehouse worker turned London football player a few weeks ago and a former discus thrower a little after that so it's only fitting that he's among those interested in Moritz Boehringer, a 6'4, 227-pound wide receiver from Germany who has only a few years of football experience.
Boehringer was an unknown to most of us. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds and jumped 39 inches on his vertical. Dorsey is a numbers guy so I'm sure those numbers popped out at him. In fact, I know they did because the Chiefs are reportedly setting up a private workout for Boehringer. All of those numbers would have been top for receivers at the NFL Combine. NFL.com has this report from Florida Atlanta pro day, where Boehringer worked out on Thursday:
Chiefs GM John Dorsey, receiving a report from his scout on the ground at FAU, called Boehringer's agent, Kyle Strongin, in the middle of the workout and requested a visit. The Vikings scout -- who met with Boehringer Wednesday night and had introduced himself so Boehringer would remember him after the draft in his pitch to join Minnesota as a free agent -- was suddenly reassessing that plan Thursday, understanding the receiver would now likely cost his team a draft pick, maybe even a mid-rounder.
So this guy comes from unknown to a possible mid round pick? That's incredible, especially in this day and age when any player in the world seems to have tape on them available. I didn't think there were many secrets left.
I don't know Boehringer's game at all but it's all about projection here. The Chiefs are a good, deep team and they can afford to take what is maybe a little bigger risk on a player like Boehringer. The payoff could be significant because you don't really know what his ceiling is.