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Packers interested in German wideout Moritz Boehringer, per report

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Green Bay could consider pursuing a German receiver with impressive physical traits.

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Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson searches far and wide for the best draft prospects. However, that pursuit has heretofore extended only to North America, until now. According to a report from NFL.com, the Packers have shown interest in German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer.

Boehringer has played gridiron football since 2013, participating in the German Football League this past year with the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns. He earned GFL Rookie of the Year honors after catching 70 passes for 1,461 yards and 16 touchdowns. Boehringer's highlight reel shows him lining up both out wide along the boundary and in line as a tight end.

However, Boehringer has more to offer than just production in a foreign league. He measures in at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, rare size for the position. Better still, the wideout ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds and registered 37 inches on the vertical leap. Those prodigious physical traits could land him some workouts and, perhaps, an NFL contract.

Still, the German receiver faces long odds in his pursuit of an NFL career. Few expect a team to select him in the upcoming NFL Draft, and he may need to try out for a spot on a 90-man roster. Still, with the size and athleticism that Boehringer offers, he has a chance.

Boehringer worked out at Florida Atlantic's pro day alongside draft prospects like defensive tackle Trevon Coley and corner Cre'von LeBlanc. In addition to the Packers, Boehringer has garnered attention from the Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings.

Jason B. Hirschhorn is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and covers the NFL for Sports on Earth and SB Nation. He also serves as the senior writer and editor for Acme Packing Company, a Green Bay Packers blog.