With their first fourth round pick (109th overall) in the 2013 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers select Davit Bakhtiari, an OT from Colorado.
After redshirting in 2009 at the University of Colorado, Bakhtiari was thrown into the fire at right tackle in 2010, starting eleven games while playing in all twelve. He earned All-Big Twelve Conference honorable mention from the Associated Press after producing an 89.8% grade for blocking consistency, the second-best mark on the team, behind Nate Solder (94.3%).
In 2011, Bakhtiari took over Solder’s vacant left offensive tackle spot and was recognized as a second-team All-Pac 12 Conference performer. He was also named to the College Football News Sophomore All-American squad. He suffered a severe knee sprain on the seventh play of the season opener vs. Hawaii that would sideline him for the Buffs’ next two games before returning to the lineup for the rest of the schedule. He again finished second on the team with an 84.4% blocking consistency grade.
While Colorado struggled through yet another poor season in 2012, which ultimately led to the firing of head coach Jon Embree, Bakhtiari again was a bright spot with second-team All-Pac-12 Conference honors. He led the conference offensive tackles with 94 knock-downs, despite playing for a team that ranked 116th in the nation and last in the Pac-12 with an average of 302.75 yards per game in total offense.