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Report: Chiefs want high second-round pick for Branden Albert

04/15/2013 10:49 AM

05/20/2014 10:42 AM

The Chiefs haven't found any takers for left tackle Branden Albert yet, but they are reportedly looking for at least a high second-round draft pick in a trade.

The Chiefs' asking price for Albert was reported this morning by

Sports Illustrated's Peter King.

Whether or not the Chiefs are successful in trading Albert, they have to secure a most important position by drafting either of two tackles, Texas A’s Luke Joeckel or Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher, with the first pick in the NFL Draft on April 25.

If the Chiefs trade Albert, picking a tackle is the obvious choice. Even if they don’t, Albert is playing the season, unhappily, under a one-year contract worth $9.8 million, and without taking care of the position now, they’re facing another situation with him next year.

So the responsible thing for the Chiefs to do is go ahead and draft a tackle. That way, the Albert situation doesn’t threaten the franchise’s ability to move on.

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