Green Bay Packers Final Draft Meeting Tracker & What to Know

EVANSTON, IL- SEPTEMBER 03: D'Wayne Eskridge #7 of the Western Michigan Broncos runs for a touchdown past Montre Hartage #24 of the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half on September 3, 2016 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. the Western Michigan Broncos won 22-21. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
EVANSTON, IL- SEPTEMBER 03: D'Wayne Eskridge #7 of the Western Michigan Broncos runs for a touchdown past Montre Hartage #24 of the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half on September 3, 2016 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. the Western Michigan Broncos won 22-21. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /

Throughout this pre-draft process, I’ve been keeping tabs on which prospects the Green Bay Packers have reportedly met with. At this time, I’d guess we are somewhere in the 30-40 range, but those are just the meetings we know about. Without a doubt, there have been others.

While film is King, these meetings are an important part of the draft process as it gives teams an opportunity to chat with a prospect one-on-one, to ask them questions, and learn more about them.

Since I posted the last update a few weeks ago, these reports have really slowed to a trickle. But I have a few additional names to add to the list, courtesy of Justin Melo of The Draft Network.

If you want to look back at who else the Green Bay Packers have met with or shown interest in, you can find the previous articles below:

Packers Draft Meeting Tracker 1.0

Packers Draft Meeting Tracker 2.0

Packers Draft Meeting Tracker 3.0

 Shemar Jean-Charles, CB, Appalachian State

Jean-Charles is a two-year starter at Appalachain State who had an uber-impressive 2020 season, flashing some serious ball skills. He was targeted 52 times, allowing a completion rate of only 32.7 percent, and he tallied 17 pass breakups. Jean-Charles was primarily a boundary corner but could be moved to the slot, and it’s also worth noting that his Relative Athletic Score was 6.38, below that 8.0 threshold that the Packers have stuck to under Brian Gutekunst.

"“Possessing a rocked-up top half, he’s an impressively put together corner prospect. Playing mostly on the outside, he was able to collect 26 passes defensed and two interceptions over the past two seasons combined. He’s a physical corner out on the perimeter, but his lack of length could lead to him playing a nickel role on the next level.” — Jordan Reid TDN"

Charles Snowden, LB, Virginia

Snowden was an incredibly versatile player for the Virginia defense, and standing at 6’7,” you won’t miss him on the field either. As a three-year starter, Snowden took 1,674 snaps at edge, 203 in the box, and even 154 in the slot. He tallied 82 career pressures, 17 sacks, and 31 tackles for loss. In coverage, he was targeted 44 times, allowing just 7.9 yards per catch with two interceptions and three pass breakups.

"“Not only has he been a productive and versatile playmaker, but his tall, long, and gangly frame jumps off the screen. Snowden has rare length for the position and he moves well given how tall he is. His blend of mobility, length, and processing skills makes him a good zone coverage defender, effective pass rusher, and slippery gap-shooter.” — Joe Marino TDN"

Carlos “Boogie” Basham, Edge, Wake Forest

The edge position hasn’t been discussed much, but Basham could be a sneaky early-round selection by the Green Bay Packers. In three seasons, Basham posted 137 pressures, with at least 50 during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. He also came away with 23 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, and seven forced fumbles. In addition to lining up as a traditional edge, he can put his hand in the dirt and rush from 4-tech in Joe Barry’s defense.

"“He’s a power style end that is strong at the point of attack, does well to contain, and features a sufficient pass-rushing skill set where his technique and effort leads to pressure on the quarterback. If a team is in search of a burst and bendy pass rusher, that’s not Basham’s game. He wins with power, technique, effort, and angles to get home.” — Joe Marino TDN"

D’Wayne Eskridge, WR, Western Michigan

There is no official report that the Green Bay Packers met with Eskridge, but Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network reported that they are “high on” the Western Michigan receiver. So chances are that they have met with him at some point.

Related Story. Packers Draft Rumors: Team "High On" D'Wayne Eskridge. light

Eskridge would add some needed YAC ability to this offense and would give the Packers a true slot receiver as well as someone who can be used pre-snap as the motion man and on designed touches. In the slot-gadget role, he brings a new element to this offense. Not to mention that he was a very good run-blocker, something that we know LaFleur covets at the receiver position.

"“Eskridge is a well-developed wideout that has the mentality of a defensive player. With strong hands and a seasoned route tree, he’s capable of playing on the inside or outside. Also a mainstay on special teams, he’s a prospect that will be on every special teams unit—not only as a returner, but as a hustle man on both kickoff and punt groups. A vicious and high effort run blocker, he has bone-crushing blocks on the perimeter and doesn’t take plays off if the ball isn’t in his hands.” — Jordan Reid TDN"

Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida

Again, there wasn’t a reported meeting but Pauline once again linked the Green Bay Packers to Toney in his latest mock draft saying that they “love” the Florida receiver.

While Toney’s route running needs refinement, he would be an instant playmaker, filling that slot/gadget role in the Matt LaLFleur offense, picking up YAC, and adding an element that Green Bay really didn’t have last season.

"“Toney is an electric slot receiver who’s continued to improve every season in Gainesville. He is much more satisfying than his size indicates because he’s electric with or without the ball in his grasp. His ceiling as a route-runner is a bit limited, but he was highly effective with the package that he was asked to run. Toney’s presence is always felt whether or not he has the ball, as he makes defenses account for him even if he’s strictly a motion player.“ — Jordan Reid TDN"

Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

Bateman has made this list in a previous article as Brian Gutekunst spent some time with him at Minnesota’s Pro-Day. However, there appears to be a lot more smoke as Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reported that the Packers have done “a lot of research” on Bateman.

If fans want an immediate impact player, then Bateman is your guy. He is very well rounded, can run a variety of routes, and win in all parts of the field. The Packers haven’t taken a Round 1 receiver since 2002, but if there is someone to break that trend, it feels like Bateman would be the one to do it.

"“Bateman does a lot of the little things well, which should theoretically set him up for an early impact at the pro level. Bateman has multiple-Pro Bowl potential with effective quarterback play in the NFL.” — Kyle Crabbs TDN"

All stats courtesy of PFF ($$)