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.
You can see why they drafted this guy. He was a three yr started
at T for Colorado.
But they think he might be better suited in the pros for G or C.
That just about covers all bases. Depth
We are aiming for that high-octane offense.
We missed on Schwenke & passed on Jesse Williams & got another awesome RB in Jonathan Franklin.
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It would appear that Bakhtiari and younger Jordan Rodgers are already acquainted with each other…sign of things to come???
I don’t know why people keep projecting Bakhtiari to C or G, he’s may end up at guard if he puts on about 10-15 pounds, but will get every opportunity to push Newhouse and the bust Sherrod off the roster. Tretter, on the other hand, I could see at C.
On missing Schwenke, I would call it a pass. He was sitting there at the bottom of three for the taking and the Packers traded down. The Jesse Williams love affair was always mystifying and his 5th round pick status proves no team was fooled by the bench press, the hype or anything else. His injury didn’t help, but Williams is not a very good football player. Watch the film.