The East-West Shrine Game offers NFL teams one of many opportunities to scout players entering the draft. The 2018 all-star college game is the 93rd in the history of the event and will be held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburgh, Florida, on January 20.

Following practices leading up to the game, representatives from NFL teams are allowed to interview the more than 100 players taking part in the event. So far, representatives from the San Francisco 49ers have spoken at length with a number of potential draft prospects this week.

Charlie Campbell from Walter Football has been providing lists of which teams have spoken to which players. A list of the 49ers' interviews is provided below.

"While teams say they 'talk' to every player, teams do not take the time to conduct formal interviews with every draft prospect, so this can be a clue as to which players are on their radar," writes Campbell.

49ers Interviews from East Team


WR Regis Cibasu, University of Montreal
S Tre Flowers, Oklahoma State
RB D'Ernest Johnson, USF
OT Jamar McGloster, Syracuse
LB Jacob Pugh, Florida State
DE Chad Thomas, Miami
LB Matthew Thomas, Florida State

49ers Interviews from West Team


OT Zachary Crabtree, Oklahoma
CB Davontae Harris, Illinois State
OT Mark Korte, Alberta
DT Bilal Nichols, Delaware
WR Jake Wieneke, South Dakota State

The 49ers met with D'Ernest Johnson on both Monday and Tuesday.

As the draft approaches, the 49ers will also have opportunities to meet with players at the NFL Scouting Combine in late-February, private workouts, school pro days, a team-run local pro day in April, and host up to 30 players for visits at the team's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

The 2018 NFL Draft takes place from April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It is the first draft held in an NFL stadium. The event will be broadcast on ESPN and NFL Network.