There are some Green Bay Packers websites that stand out among the vast choices across the Internet and there are some websites that specialize in the entire NFL picture (if that’s even possible) – one of these is walterfootball.com.
With a focus on the draft, but so much more, walterfootball provides a wealth of information that is at times overwhelming. How do they have the time to do all this? – I ask myself from time-to-time. But I’m glad they do have the time because it surely enlightens me.
Just today I was thinking, ‘who are all the players the Packers have reached out to prior to the draft? Why these players? How do they make the choices they do knowing that they may have a shot at only a small percentage of these guys?
While these questions couldn’t be answered without direct access or an inside look into Ted Thompson’s mind, at least I thought it would be nice to see a complete list of the players who have either been interviewed or brought in for workouts … walterfootball provided that information for me – which I’ve provided for you below.
So, without boring you anymore with my babbling, here is the list and the designations on just where and how the Packers made contact with these guys …
2013 NFL Draft Prospect Meetings: Sorted by Team
By Walter Cherepinsky - @walterfootball
April 13, 2013
This is a compilation of draft prospect meetings sorted by team. The data was acquired via Charlie Campbell (@draftcampbell) and other media sources.
SR – Senior Bowl meeting.
EW – East-West Shrine meeting.
COM – Combine meeting.
INT – Interested.
VINT – Very Interested.
PRO – Pro Day meeting.
PRI – Private Workout.
% – indicates more than one meeting.
# – indicates meeting set up outside of the 2013 Senior Bowl or the 2013 East-West Shrine Game
Green Bay Packers:
Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon (COM)
Ezekiel Ansah, DL, BYU (COM)
David Bakhtiari, OL, Colorado (COM)
T.J. Barnes, DL, Georgia Tech (COM)
Le’Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State (COM)
Tank Carradine, DL, Florida State (COM)
Mike Catapano, DL, Princeton (PRI)
Kevin Dorsey, WR, Maryland (PRI)
Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford (COM)
Travis Frederick, OL, Wisconsin (COM)
Corey Fuller, WR, Virginia Tech (COM)
Kwame Geathers, DL, Georgia (COM)
Garrett Gilkey, OL, Chadron State (COM)
Margus Hunt, DL, SMU (COM)
Jelani Jenkins, LB, Florida (COM)
Charles Johnson, WR, Grand Valley State (PRI)
Kyle Juszczyk, FB, Harvard (PRI)
Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati (COM)
Brendan Melanophy, DB, Fordham (PRO)
Rashaan Melvin, DB, Northern Illinois (PRI)
Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M (VINT)
Ryan Otten, TE, San Jose State (COM)
Nathan Palmer, LB, Illinois State (PRI)
David Quessenberry, OL, San Jose State (VINT)
Jordan Reed, TE, Florida (COM)
Randy Richards, OL, Missouri State (PRO)
Eric Rogers, WR, Cal Lutheran (PRO)
Jared Smith, DL, New Hampshire (COM)
Lane Taylor, OL, Oklahoma State (PRI)
Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame (COM)
Derrick Washington, RB, Tuskegee (INT)
Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State (COM)
Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State (COM)
Robert Woods, WR, USC (COM)