The Green Bay Packers grabbed a tackle with their first fourth-round pick (No. 109). He’s David Bakhtiari from Colorado.
Bakhtiari is 6-4, 299 and played left tackle for the Buffaloes. He came out after his junior season and was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2012, despite Colorado’s dismal record.
This is a developmental guy, but one with the potential to become a starter in a year or two, either at left or right tackle or left guard.
Bakhtiari has been described as nasty and we know that’s the kind of guy the Packers want to add to their offensive line. He’s quick and physical.
The knock on Bakhtiari is that he doesn’t block well on the move and there are questions about whether he can handle elite edge rushers in the NFL.
Bakhtiari ran the 40 in 5.02, registered a 25.5 vertical and had 28 reps in the bench. He was projected by some to be a second or third-round pick, so this pick provides some value to the Packers in the fourth.
That apparent slide appears to have motivated Bakhtiari as well.
That’s probably good news for the Packers.