But that's assuming we don't take any good OT's in this upcoming draft. Trading Albert for a 2nd round pick, then the #1 pick for 2 1sts and another 2nd should put you in position to add some depth on the OL. There are definitely scenarios where Lane Johnson falls to #9. Hell, Fischer could even fall.
Originally Posted by brdempsey69
Just off the top of my head:
1. NYJ-G. Smith (LT: Furgeson)
2. Jax-D. Jordan (LT: Monroe)
3. Oak-D. Milliner (LT: Veldeer)
4. Phi-S. Lotulelei (#1 LT Peters returns from achilles tear)
5. Det-E. Ansah (2012 first round pick Reiff)
6. Cle-J. Jones (#2 LT Thomas)
7. Arz-Joekel/Fischer (LT Levi Brown)
8. Buf-R. Nassib (LT: Demetrius Bell) If they think they can get Nassib in the 2nd, they could go LT here.
9.Chiefs- At the worst, Lane Johnson is still here. If Arizona is content with Levi Brown at LT and want impact somewhere else and then Buffalo goes with Nassib, the Chiefs could still have the pick of the litter at #9. One of the benefits of being perennially bad is that you probably have had a shot at a pretty good LT in previous drafts. The teams picking in the top ten are usually picking in the top 10 where the likes of Furgeson, Monroe, Peters, and Thomas were drafted. There isn't much need for LT's by the teams in the top 10. If the Chiefs aren't picking in the top 6, I just don't see an OT taken before then.
Bottom line, I think there would be at least 1 of the top 3 OT's available at #9 if the Chiefs were to pick there. Warmack or Cooper at #13 would be pretty cool too. Kenny Vaccaro would look really nice next to Eric Berry, but with all the DB help we've already signed, that might be overkill. I would guess Sheldon Richardson would be the pick in that scenario, however. Allen and Asamoah can lock down the OG spots, plus there's more picks in the 2nd round to help there. Taking an OG in the first half of the draft is just silly IMO. The value simply isn't there. Mingo could be available here as well.
Of course, if the Chiefs get the player they want at #9, there's always the possibility of the Chiefs trading back with that #13 pick. Perhaps targeting one of the good TE's, ILB's, or WR's in the mid-20's while maybe picking up a 3rd 2nd round pick. I know that if I got at LT at #9, that's what I would want to do.
Joekel also said he woukd play rt if asked to as well.
Good points. Can't rule out any of those possibilities. But, I also can't rule out SD jumping above #9 if Fisher and Joeckel are off the board. NO at #15 may be a candidate to jump up, as well.
Originally Posted by texaschief
Forgot something, Texaschief. If the Chiefs had two first 1st rounders and two 2nd rounders, they could also jump back up to #6 with Cleveland, as the Browns have no 2nd rounder -- that's assuming a guy like Fisher is still on the board at #6 and the Chiefs brass doesn't mind giving up one of the 2nd rounders to go get him. I'm pretty sure Cleveland would bite on that.
T-4 days. The Albert deal and our 1st overall pick will become very clear over the next few days. My dream scenario would be Albert coming back to the Chiefs on a new 4yr/28mm deal. Then trading back to pick up at least a 2nd rd pick and just draftin best player available.
4yr/$24m MAYBE. I wouldn't go to $7m/yr for Albert. Neither would KC or this thing would probably be done already.
Originally Posted by Coach
Take it for what you will... But Ian Rappaport just reported live on NFL network that the Dolphins are NOT balking on the price for Albert. Saying he wanted to get a contract similar to that of Duane Brown in the 8-9 million range and that they are OK with it. The real question is if the chiefs are willing to take the #54 pick as compensation.
a new development
Run on tackles could cause Cardinals to consider Branden Albert
Posted by Michael David Smith on April 22, 2013, 7:16 PM EDT
http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.word...1391.jpg?w=212 APThe Arizona Cardinals could use a left tackle, and they have the No. 7 overall pick in a strong draft for left tackles. But with talk increasing that all three of the top tackle prospects will be gone within the first six picks, the Cardinals may need to look elsewhere.
That may be why Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 in Phoenix is hearing that the Cardinals have discussed a trade with the Chiefs for left tackle Branden Albert. The Chiefs are reportedly willing to accept a second-round pick as compensation for Albert, who has been their starting left tackle for the last five years.
The problem, however, is that Albert reportedly wants between $8 million and $9 million a year on a long-term contract. That appears to be the holdup on a trade with the Dolphins that had previously been discussed. The Cardinals would have to be willing to make a significant financial investment if they’re going to trade for Albert. And that’s why Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic is hearing that Albert is too expensive for the Cardinals’ tastes.
But if Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel, Central Michigan left tackle Eric Fisher and Oklahoma left tackle Lane Johnson are all off the board before the Cardinals make their pick, then Arizona may decide that the best option is to address another position in the first round and use their second-round pick to get Albert.
If this is true, then the Chiefs should just take #54. You can get good football players in that area. Look up north to GB and their selection of WR Randall Cobb at #64 in 2011. Nobody can dispute that Cobb is a good football player and a terrific value pick for the Packers.
Originally Posted by DMN
Link for those interested in the news about Miami working out a contract with Albert.