The annual NFL Scouting Combine begins Thursday in Indianapolis, and the Green Bay Packers will have their usual contingent in attendance.
That includes General Manager Ted Thompson along with his entire pro personnel and college scouting staffs, who will be evaluating and interviewing many of the roughly 300 prospective draft picks throughout the weekend-long event.
The college scouts will be following up on players from their geographical areas, some of whom they've already seen within the last couple of months at college all-star games. Meanwhile many of the pro personnel staff members will be getting their first live look at draft prospects they've only seen on film thus far.
Head Coach Mike McCarthy and his entire coaching staff will also be on hand, with the assistant coaches scouting players for their specific position groups and conducting interviews with potential draftees.
In addition, the medical personnel (including team physicians and certified athletic trainers) will be performing physical exams and putting together complete medical files on all the players, while the video staff will assist the NFL with videotaping all the workouts and copying that video for all 32 teams to share.
Click here for a comprehensive look at all the various roles of Green Bay Packers personnel at the Combine.
Thompson and McCarthy are scheduled for press conferences from the Combine on Friday, and Packers.com will have complete coverage, including transcripts, stories and audio clips beginning Friday afternoon.