6. David Bakhtiari, T
Finding a reliable left tackle is one of the most important tasks every general manager faces. Thompson landed an All-Pro in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Bakhtiari had to wait to hear his name called. Finally at No. 109 overall, the Packers found their long-term answer at left tackle.
An injury to Bryan Bulaga forced Bakhtiari into the role as a rookie, and he never gave it back. In five years Bakhtiari has been named a second-team All-Pro twice, and was a Pro Bowler in 2016.
At just 26, the dominant left tackle has years ahead of him, which is probably music to the ears of Aaron Rodgers.
After years of dominance at the interior spots of the offensive line with Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang, the Packers now have one of the league’s elite left tackles.
Few edge rushers find success on Bakhtiari Island. For that reason, the fourth-round pick is one of Thompson’s all-time top picks.