If the Chiefs are to trade offensive tackle Albert, then they will be looking for more than just a second round pick.
Kansas City are rumoured to be looking trade Branden Albert for 2014 draft picks, and are looking for more than just a second round pick.
With the first overall pick in this year’s draft, the Chiefs are believed to be in the market for an offensive tackle, specifically Luke Joeckel from Texas A&M.
With putting all their focus into rebuilding an offence that was among the worst in the league in 2012, it makes sense to find a long-term player who can protect Alex Smith for the next decade.
The Chiefs placed the franchise tag on Albert this off-season, staying at the team for at least one more season. The belief behind the move would be to place Joeckel at right tackle for a season, so he can learn the nuances of the game, and fully start him at left tackle from 2014.
With Albert a free agent next year, the Chiefs will want to find some way of trading the player before he becomes available. They are also asking for draft picks, and looking to re-coup the ones they gave away in the Alex Smith trade.
The Chiefs believe they can get at least a least second round pick for the lineman and maybe a late round pick and potentially a fifth round pick too.
Albert has been a solid, not amazing pass blocker for the Chiefs, so for them to expect multiple picks seems bold for a trade.
On it’s own a second round pick seems fair, especially to a team that may overpay due to desperation.