Green Bay Packers rookie Zach Tom doesn’t necessarily look like a typical NFL left tackle
but his head coach believes he has the right combination of athleticism
and technique to handle the high-stress position. Tom, the Packers’ fourth-round pick
is already getting first-team reps at left tackle to start training camp.
“I know it’s a different game, but he’s done it in college and he’s got the athleticism
and he’s got great technique. He really does,” coach Matt LaFleur said.
“For what he lacks maybe in sheer size, he can really sink his hips and anchor and does a great job with that.”
Tom, at 6-4 and 304 pounds, has almost identical size as five-time All-Pro David Bakhtiari
who was 6-4 and 299 pounds coming out of Colorado. Like Bakhtiari