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German WR Prospect Displays Speed Falcons Want

Two seasons ago, the Falcons brought Netherlands native Geraldo "Amsterdam" Boldewijn to training camp, and the underdog receiver became a fan favorite during HBO's Hard Knocks series.

This year, Atlanta could add another European wideout to the mix.

Moritz Boehringer, born in Germany, has created some pre-draft buzz thanks to his stellar pro day at Florida Atlantic, where the 6-foot-4, 227-pounder reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds.

To put that in perspective: Only four WRs in the last five years have been measured as tall and as fast as him at the combine.

Boehringer received virtually no NFL attention before he displayed his talents at FAU. But his showing was so impressive that Chiefs GM John Dorsey contacted the prospect's agent before the workout was finished.

Since then, teams across the league have been researching the enigmatic athlete's body of work and bringing him in for visits—including the Falcons.

"I just want to get drafted," Boehringer told, whose scouts compared him to Eric Decker and Drew Bennett. "I don't care what round or by what team. I just want to hear my name called. It's been a dream of mine to play in the NFL."

A newcomer to the sport, Boehringer didn't know much about American football until he came across a highlight video of Adrian Peterson at the age of 17. Now he has four years of playing experience under his belt and the potential to become one of 2016's most intriguing stories.

The 22-year-old cut his teeth in the German Football League, which is considered roughly the same level as college football in Canada. He recorded 70 catches, 1,461 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2015 as a member of the Schwabisch Hall Unicorns.

Given his background, Boehringer will likely need a lot of time to develop before he'll be ready for regular season action. With three receivers locked up in Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Justin Hardy, perhaps Atlanta will consider investing in him as a long-term project.

To view Boehringer's highlights, see below:

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