5 dream David Bakhtiari replacements Packers should target in draft

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2. Troy Fautanu, Washington

Washington's Troy Fautanu would make so much sense for the Packers in the first round. Fautanu could play at left tackle, although many believe he will move inside in the NFL. Whether he played tackle or guard in Green Bay, Fautanu would be a Day 1 starter.

He was one of the top performers at the NFL Combine, earning a Relative Athletic Score of 9.45 out of 10 at tackle and 9.94 at guard. Fautanu ran the 40-yard dash in 5.01 seconds (1.71-second 10-yard split) and was one of the top performers in the vertical and broad jumps among offensive linemen.

1. Olu Fashanu, Penn State

There's a reason why this list is about dream targets. Penn State's Olu Fashanu will likely be selected way before the Packers' first-round pick at No. 25. They would have to trade up to have a chance. And unlike the other players discussed, the Packers wouldn't move Fashanu to guard. He could replace Rasheed Walker in the starting lineup, with Walker becoming the swing tackle.

"Given Olu Fashanu's physical tools and athleticism, he exceeds the standard for what's necessary to be a dominant pass-protecting LT on the next level," writes The Draft Network's Keith Sanchez.

Fashanu has the potential to become an All-Pro left tackle. The Packers don't need to find a replacement for Walker, but if they view Fashanu as a star left tackle for the next decade, trading up makes sense.

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