Packers Draft Capsule: OT David Bakhtiari

Packers Draft Capsule: OT David Bakhtiari
April 20, 2013, 3:00 pm
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Scott Krinch

David Bakhtiari (OT), Colorado

6-4 | 299 lbs. 

Selected by:

Green Bay Packers (4th round, 109th overall)

Strengths:

Strong and plays with a punishing attitude. Quick first move off the snap and ability to seal off the lane for running backs. Ability to close off the inside, not allowing defenders to get to the quarterback. Uses his long arms to engage and stave off pash rushers. Shows some 'nastiness' and looks to knock his defender to the ground. Has leadership qualities and is a student of the game. Possesses NFL bloodlines as his brother Eric most recently played for the San Francisco 49ers.

Weaknesses:

A little light for an offensive lineman and scouts believe a move to guard is in the former Colorado standout's future. Needs to get stronger. Speed and movement is questionable, allowing defenders to get around him too easily. Struggles in open space.

Fit for Packers:

The Packers could use some more depth on their offensive line and they took Bakhtiari right in the range where he was projected. Because of lack of athleticism, he will probably be moved inside to guard and back up T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton.