He has stated that his back is fine. Im not saying it's not a risk, but he is a franchise left-tackle none-the-less. Why would you want to "waste" all that coinage on a rookie LT that isn't proven, instead of re-sign Albert, and draft a QB, a position we have NOTHING at.
The reason you let Albert walk is because he's going to be expensive and missed the last 4 games with a back problem... that's not the kind of LT you invest that kind of coin in when there's NOT a sure-fire QB to be had in the draft, but there IS a franchise LT.
If we were drafting #4 would you trade your entire draft for Joekel?
If we were drafting 4th instead of 1st, would you be willing to trade your ENTIRE draft to jump up to #1 overall and select Geno Smith? If you can't say yes to this, then THAT'S why we shouldn't take him #1 overall either.