David Bakhtiari Set for Debut with Green Bay Packers

David Bakhtiari

 

Green Bay Packers rookie offensive tackle David Bakhtiari will have a busy day Sunday courtesy of Justin and Aldon Smith of the San Francisco Forty-Niners. Bakhtiari left college a year early to enter the pros but he knew that decision would mean he would have to work very hard to secure a spot on the team as a starter.

      “I didn’t leave school early to enter the draft to come and be a backup on the team. That’s not someone’s mentality. Whether it happens or not, that’s left up to the coaches … for me I came in here, wanted to compete and whatever opportunities were given I try and maximize them.”

And maximize them he did. Bakhtiari, a rookie out of Colorado, eventually won the starting left tackle job after Bryan Bulaga injured his knee in a scrimmage in early August.

Two guys that are part of the stingy Forty-Niners defense who plan to make it a tough day for him are the Smith boys. Aldon Smith registered 19.5 sacks last year as a linebacker and presents a threat to Rodgers’ blindside. Justin Smith, a big physical defensive tackle, presents another threat from Rodgers’ left. Justin was able to grab three sacks last year before getting injured.

While these two guys are a pain for even veteran offensive tackles, the one-hundredth-nine pick, Bakhtiari remains confident he can help protect our quarterback.

Bakhtiari won’t need luck tomorrow because luck is for the unprepared.

Enjoy your debut, Packers Nation.

We can’t wait.

Topics: David Bakhtiari, Green Bay Packers

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