Round 4 – Pick 126
My Pick: Moritz Boehringer – WR – Germany
6-foot-4 – 227 pounds
Some of you are now going..”Who?!?!” Others are going…”Oh come on, not this early when we have other needs!” For those that don’t know who Boehringer is, he’s a physical freak of nature from Germany who put up such impressive numbers at his pro day that he has scouts buzzing. While his 4.43 forty time (on grass as opposed to turf) was impressive enough for a wideout that big, but his three cone drill of 6.65 may be even more impressive (Sterling Shepard was at 7.0 even). He also had a 39 inch vertical and put up 17 bench press reps. If you watch highlights of him playing in Germany it looks like Randy Moss playing against a high school team. Obviously there will be TONS for him to learn and the jump in competition will be brutal but he’s a special athlete and reports are that that the Chiefs were impressed. Here’s a quote from NFL.com’s report on his pro day:
"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."
We know that Dorsey likes to go outside the box to find talent and with the buzz around this guy the Chiefs may have to strike here to have a chance at him. I know the Chiefs have needs and this guy is a gamble, but fourth round picks rarely are impact players as rookies so if Boehringer has the best upside on anyone available at this pick I think the Chiefs pounce on him.
Other players I like that could be in consideration:
Eric Murray – CB – Minnesota
Connor McGovern – OG – Missouri
Yannick Ngakoue – DE/OLB – Maryland
If the Chiefs were not able to land a cornerback with either of their first two picks they may want to look at Eric Murray in the fourth round. He’s only 5-foot-11 but he plays physical and has experience playing press man coverage. He’s a little too physical and needs technique work but he would make a fantastic special teams player while he develops. I actually don’t think McGovern will last this long, but if he’s available and the Chiefs didn’t already take a guard they should run to the podium and reunite McGovern with his former teammate Mitch Morse. Yannick Ngakoue is an intriguing pass rush prospect that would give KC some insurance while Justin Houston is recovering.
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