German receiver Moritz Bohringer still adjusting to the NFL game


If Vikings fans weren't talking about Laquon Treadwell during the NFL Draft, they were talking about the other wide receiver the team drafted this spring.

Minnesota took German receiver Moritz Bohringer in the sixth round of the draft, and the 6-foot-4, 227-pound speedster became an instant celebrity in Minnesota.

But now that the novelty has worn off, Bohringer knows he has a lot of work to do if he's going to get on the field for the Vikings.

"I have to get used to it that it's my job now and not just a happy," Bohringer told reporters Thursday during the final day of Vikings minicamp.

Bohringer isn't new to football. He played four years of club ball in Germany, but that's a long way from lining up against the greatest players in the world in the NFL.

The toughest adjustment for Bohringer? The playbook.

"We played with 5 or 6 formations just to keep it simple in Germany," said Bohringer. "Here we have a lot of formations and a lot of motions, that's the biggest difference."

According to the Pioneer Press, Bohringer will return to Germany to visit for about a week, before returning to the U.S. to workout before training camp opens on July 28 in Mankato.

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