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David Bakhtiari | Tackle

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/30/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 310
College: Colorado
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Packers second-year LT David Bakhtiari added close to ten pounds of muscle in the offseason.
Coach Mike McCarthy has also now committed to Bakhtiari as his starting left tackle. Measuring in at 6'4/300 last season, Bakhtiari struggled with the bull rush and as a run blocker. The added strength should help in both areas. Bryan Bulaga is the right tackle. Derek Sherrod will be the Packers' swing tackle. Jul 1 - 8:58 AM

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The Packers aren't committing to David Bakhtiari as their 2014 left tackle.

"I don't have an answer for you right now," was coach Mike McCarthy's response when asked who would be his left tackle next season. A fourth-round rookie initially projected to play guard, injuries forced Bakhtiari into a year-long starting role on Aaron Rodgers' blindside. He did not fare well in Pro Football Focus' ratings, grading out as a bottom-16 tackle. Of course, that could be considered a victory. RT Bryan Bulaga is a candidate to shift to the blindside, though it would be a daunting move. Bulaga missed all of 2013 with a torn ACL, and manned the right side the first three years of his career. 2011 first-rounder Derek Sherrod doesn't appear to be an option.
Jan 21 - 10:48 PM

Packers LT David Bakhtiari suffered a concussion in the second half of Sunday's Wild Card game.

He's obviously done for the day, and has been replaced by Marshall Newhouse. A fourth-round pick out of Colorado, Bakhtiari was generally projected to guard by draftniks but wound up starting all 17 Packers games at left tackle.
Jan 5 - 7:40 PM

The Packers are giving fourth-rounder David Bakhtiari the first chance to replace Bryan Bulaga (ACL) at left tackle.

Bakhtiari struggled on an island at Colorado, possibly because he was undersized (6'4/299) even at the NCAA level. Now the Packers are asking him to step in on Aaron Rodgers' blindside, leaving turnstile Marshall Newhouse on the right. It's a concern, but Bakhtiari will get plenty of help and the Journal-Sentinel points out that left tackle can be overrated in importance. The last five Super Bowl left tackles have been Bryant McKinnie, David Diehl, Chad Clifton, Jermon Bushrod and Max Starks. None can be considered elite.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 09:39:00 AM

Packers fourth-round G/T David Bakhtiari has worked his way into the conversation for the starting right tackle job.

The competition at right tackle is wide open in Green Bay. Bryan Bulaga has been shifted from right tackle to left tackle, and guys like Bakhtiari, Derek Sherrod, Marshall Newhouse, and Don Barclay are vying for the gig on the right side. Bakhtiari played left tackle at Colorado and is an ideal fit for the Packers' zone-blocking scheme because of his athleticism.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Packers signed No. 109 overall pick T/G David Bakhtiari to a four-year contract.

An undersized college left tackle at 6-foot-4, 299 with 34-inch arms, Bakhtiari is an ideal fit for Green Bay's zone-blocking scheme because he has movement skills. The Packers' starting lineup is set at left tackle, both guard spots, and likely center, leaving right tackle for Bakhtiari to target. His main competition will be Don Barclay, Marshall Newhouse, and Derek Sherrod.
Fri, May 10, 2013 02:30:00 PM

Packers selected Colorado OT David Bakhtiari with the No. 109 overall pick.

Bakhtiari (6-foot-4 1/4, 299) made 33 starts for the Buffs, succeeding Nate Solder at left tackle. Bakhtiari is athletic with long arms (34"), but his best NFL position will be guard after he struggled on an island in the Big 12. One medical concern is a recurring knee injury that cost Bakhtiari two games in 2011 and another in 2012. He declared for the draft as a redshirt junior. He shouldn't see many snaps as a rookie.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 12:44:00 PM

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