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NFL Draft 2015: Green Bay Packers draft prospect meetings and visits

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The Packers have met with numerous prospects on the defensive side of the ball.

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The NFL Scouting Combine is the best opportunity for NFL teams to meet with prospective draft picks to figure out who they are both on and off the field. As such, the formal and informal meetings between teams and players are critical in the draft evaluation process, and are often viewed as more important than the players' on-the-field workouts.

By confirming in media interviews and various other sources, we have numerous confirmed reports of players who have interviewed with the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 Draft process. It should be no surprise that the team has met with most of the top inside linebackers in this draft class, and likely has met with more players not on this list.

For now, here are the players whom we know have interviewed with the Packers at some point in the draft process. First up will be players who have had formal visits with the Packers before or during the NFL Scouting Combine, followed by players who had official visits after the Combine. We will continue to update this list as new reports come in.

Position Name School Source Meeting Location
FB Jalston Fowler Alabama
Combine Interview*
Combine
RB Jay Ajayi Boise St. Walter Football Combine
RB Dominique Brown Louisville Combine Interview Shrine Game
RB Malcolm Brown Texas Walter Shrine Game
WR Tre McBride William & Mary Combine Interview Combine
WR Mario Alford West Virginia Combine Interview NFLPA Bowl
WR Justin Hardy East Carolina Combine Interview Combine
WR Josh Harper Fresno St. Combine Interview Combine
WR Devin Funchess Michigan Packer Report Combine
WR Jaelen Strong Arizona St. Packer Report Combine
TE Clive Walford Miami Combine Interview Combine
TE Maxx Williams Minnesota Walter Combine
TE Jeff Heuerman Ohio State Combine Interview Combine
TE Tyler Kroft Rutgers NJ.com Combine
OL Andrew Donnal Iowa Combine Interview Combine
OL T.J. Clemmings Pittsburgh Walter Senior Bowl
OL Jamon Brown Louisville Combine Interview Combine
OL Jamil Douglas Arizona St. Combine Interview Combine
OL Mitch Morse Missouri Packer Report Combine
DT Jordan Phillips Oklahoma Combine Interview Combine
DT Danny Shelton Washington Combine Interview Combine
DT Carl Davis Iowa Ryan Wood (GBPG) Senior Bowl
ILB Denzel Perryman Miami Walter, Wood Senior Bowl, Combine
ILB Benardrick McKinney Mississippi St. Wood Combine
ILB Ramik Wilson Georgia Combine Interview Combine
ILB Stephone Anthony Clemson Tony Pauline Combine
ILB Jordan Hicks Texas Combine Interview Combine
ILB Bryce Hager Baylor JSOnline Combine
CB Marcus Peters Washington Ryan Wood Combine
CB Nick Marshall Auburn Combine Interview Combine
CB Justin Coleman Tennessee Walter Shrine Game
CB Charles Gaines Louisville Packer Report Combine
S Tevin McDonald Eastern Washington Walter Shrine Game

* Note: "Combine Interview" indicates that the player himself confirmed the interview during media availability at the Scouting Combine.

One other name to mention is Duke WR Jamison Crowder. While Crowder said at the Combine that he did not meet with the Packers (at least as of the time of his media interview on Saturday of the Combine), he did say specifically that he "wanted to reach out" to the Packers.

Formal Pre-Draft Meetings

These are confirmed meetings that the Packers had with specific players following the Combine, but before the NFL Draft.

Position Player School Source
QB Bryce Petty Baylor Packer Report
NT Darius Kilgo Maryland Aaron Wilson
DT Joey Mbu Houston SBNation.com
CB Darryl Roberts Marshall SBNation.com
WR Ricky Collins Texas A&M-Commerce Wes Hod (GBPG)
DT/DE Rodney Gunter Delaware State Draft Diamonds
TE Matt LaCosse Illinois Tom Silverstein (MJS)
Basketball player/TE Thomas Gipson Kansas State Wichita Eagle
DB Tray Walker Texas Southern GBPG
WR R.J. Hunter New Hampshire GBPG
FB Aaron Ripkowski Oklahoma Tony Pauline
WR Jordan Leslie BYU Aaron Wilson
OL Matt Rotheram Pittsburgh Agent
S Ryan Murphy Oregon State JSOnline

Stay tuned as we continue to keep this list updated throughout the draft process.