The Florida Atlantic Pro Day flew a little under the radar on Thursday, March 31 with other schools like TCU and Notre Dame stealing the spotlight. Still, the Minnesota Vikings made sure they were present at FAU in order to check out some intriguing prospects.
The most intriguing player participating in the pro day workout that the Vikings have had their eye on is German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer. He measured in at 6-4, 227 pounds and posted times of 4.38 and 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 4.09 seconds in the 20-yard short shuttle and 6.64 seconds in the three-cone drill. He also recorded a 39-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-11 broad jump.
Boehringer also caught the ball very well, impressing scouts present at the workout. The Vikings were surely impressed by what they saw and already had a visit with him on Wednesday night.
The NFL would offer competition that Boehringer has yet to see in his career after only playing in Germany, but he has definitely done everything he has needed to in order earn an opportunity at the start of camp.
The other player of interest at the pro day was defensive tackle Trevon Coley. He is small in stature for a defensive end, measuring in at 6-0, 305 pounds, but he has everything a coaching staff looks for. He was a good leader on the field for his teammates, has great practice habits and plays with a lot of energy.
Coley was also very productive, recording over 118 tackles over the last two seasons. He is also very active in the pass rush and is very good at sealing a blocker’s edge and fighting through redirect blocks. For those reasons he will likely find himself competing in a camp, but the big question is where he goes in the draft.
His pro day workout should have only helped out his draft stock, as he reportedly impressed all the scouts there. He ran the 40-yard dash in times of 4.87 and 4.90 seconds, recorded 23 reps of the 225-pound bench press and had a 29½-inch vertical.
He also looked great in his positional drills, which caused the Vikings, and some other teams, to meet with him after his workout. He is projected to play the three-technique in the NFL, which means he would help rotate in with Sharrif Floyd, if the team drafted him.
OTHER PRO DAY NOTES
- UTEP defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris impressed scouts during his workouts. He posted good numbers and looked very athletic and smooth in a variety of defensive end and linebacker drills, according to reports. The Vikings have a private workout set up with him sometime in the near future.
- Indiana defensive tackle Darius Latham performed well at his junior day. He post times of 5.02 and 5.08 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He had a meeting with the Vikings and the Tennessee Titans. Most people see him as a third-round talent, but off-the-field issues could push him down farther.