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6 Days ’Til Camp: Bakhtiari Beats Odds

Bakhtiari (Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY)

Every day until the start of camp on July 26, we’ll provide one juicy nugget to whet your appetite for the return of football. We’d give you more but the CBA forbids two-a-days. Sorry. How rare is it to find a starting left tackle in the fourth round (much less a really good one)?

Left tackle is a lot like quarterback. If you want a good one, you better get him in the first round. Of the 32 projected starting quarterbacks for this season, based on depth charts at, 18 of them entered the league in the first round. It’s the same at left tackle, with 18-of-32 projected starters entering the league in the first round. The Packers’ David Bakhtiari beat the odds... Recommended Stories