The Kansas City Chiefs Need to Re-Sign Left Tackle Branden Albert

January 23, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Kansas City Chiefs have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft, and there has been much talk about what the Chiefs could do with that pick. The quarterbacks in the draft aren’t considered to be worthy of the No. 1 overall pick even if that’s the Chiefs’ biggest need. New general manager John Dorsey has also stated that the Chiefs will draft the best player available.
With left tackle Branden Albert about to become a free agent, the Chiefs have a decision to make. If the Chiefs don’t give Albert the franchise tag, they will need a left tackle badly. Franchise left tackles aren’t typically available in free agency, which would mean the Chiefs would probably have to draft one.
The Chiefs could conceivably draft Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher, but that’s a horrible waste of the No. 1 overall draft pick. Joeckel or Fisher could very well be the best players in the draft, but the Chiefs would still be better off re-signing Albert and draft...

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