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.
|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||Jeff Heuerman||Ohio State||Combine Interview||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|
|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.
|QB||Bryce Petty||Baylor||Packer Report|
|NT||Darius Kilgo||Maryland||Aaron Wilson|
|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|
|S||Ryan Murphy||Oregon State||JSOnline|
Stay tuned as we continue to keep this list updated throughout the draft process.