David Bakhtiari selected to All-NFL team by Pro Football Writers of America

David Bakhtiari is one of the best left tackles in the game. He may have been snubbed for the Pro Bowl, but the accolades have started to come for the Packers left tackle.

The Associated Press named Bakhtiari a first-team All-Pro in early January. Now comes his second award of the off-season. The Pro Football Writers of America has named Bakhtiari to its 2018 All-NFL team. This is the first time that the sixth year pro has named to the All-NFL team.

It is incredible that the left tackle received both of these awards, despite not being selected to the Pro Bowl. It is the third straight year that Bakhtiari is a Pro Bowl alternate. He could still be on the team if one of the other tackles would withdraw from the event.

Bakhtiari was a second-team All-Pro selection in 2016 and 2017 by the Pro Football Writers of America. The other first-team tackle selected by PFWA was Kansas City’s Mitchell Schwartz. Pro Football Writers of America makes it selections a little differently than the other awards. Basically, they select an All-NFL starting lineup. The lineup in effect, honors the top player at each position. With that, PFWA voted David Bahktiari the top left tackle in the league.

This is a great honor for the Green Bay Packers organization as well. There is nothing that you want more, than having the best tackle in the game protecting Aaron Rodgers’ blindside. The last Packers lineman to receive Pro Football Writers of America All-NFL honors was Josh Sitton.

Anthony Haag is a writer for PackersTalk.com. He has been a Packers fan since the day he was born and truly bleeds green and gold. He makes annual visits to Lambeau Field and has attended his fair share of games. You can follow Anthony on Twitter at @anthony_haag