Kansas City lower their asking price for left tackle.
The Kansas City Chiefs have lowered their asking price for offensive left tackle Branden Albert, as they are now only looking for a second round pick for the player, having previously also wanted an additional seventh round pick too.
With the Kansas City Chiefs looking to select either Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher with the first overall pick in next week’s NFL Draft, current starting left tackle Branden Albert has been put on the trade block.
The hope is that the team can get a second round pick for the player, having used theirs to trade for Alex Smith from San Francisco.
The team initially believed they could also get a seventh round pick too in the trade, however due to the lack of interest from prospective teams, the Chiefs have dropped that pick in the hope that a trade is possible.
The big issue is the salary that Albert will command, not just this season, but for a long term deal next year.
Teams will be wary of the fact that they will have to create a large space in their salary cap to accommodate the offensive lineman, something they wouldn’t necessarily have to do if they drafted a similar player with the same pick.
With the draft deep at the offensive line position, it will seem like a poor move to waste an opportunity to draft a cheaper, younger option than a player who looking for a multi-year contract next Summer.