But, okay I'll bite. Let's go with Albert at LT for 2011, but I still would like Sherrod with the #21 pick ( if available ) and start him out at RT to get him some seasoning and at the same time provide insurance if Albert gets hurt. If Albert continues to struggle with pass-protection, then they will already have a player on their roster to take over the LT in 2012 & if Albert does blossom at the LT position, then the Chiefs have a pair of quality bookend OT's for a long time. I think that's reason enough to take Sherrod at #21 if available.
So what do you do at the guard position if Albert moves? Who's left out of Lilja, Waters, and Albert in the immediate future?
Three years is not as quick as one.
Also, The Seahawks threw the ball 69 times more than The Chiefs, in 2010.
Albert isn't horrible. But I just don't see how one could call him good.
And if the position is the second most important position on the offense (Certainly debatable, but the pay-scale indicates it) and it has a direct impact on the success, as well as the well-being, of your most important position, then a player who is not good, should be replaced.
Albert is an average nfl LT, probably would be a better RT, we could draft either costanzo or carimi in the first round and move albert to RT if it works out.
I say replace other positions on the O-Line like getting a legit RT or finding replacements for Waters and Wieggmann, before replacing Albert with a rookie class that has been labeled "The least talented class of OT's in years" (Just because of players like Okung, Long, Williams, Smith, and Oher the past few years doesn't mean that this class has one capable of stepping in a saving our line.)
Give him another year, and if there is a top notch legit LT in next years class let's make the move, but not this year.
if wisniewski is available he would solve the center/guard problem