Branden Albert Trade May Be Near

Aug 04, 2011; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Branden Albert (76) takes a break during training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel is reporting the Kansas City Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins have had “extensive talks” about a trade that would sent Branden Albert to the Dolphins for a second round pick.

Miami Dolphins team sources say the deal could be finalized before the draft next Thursday.

We discussed earlier today the draft possibilities the Chiefs may have with a high second round pick but that was with the assumption the Chiefs would end up with the 10th selection in the second round. It is possible the Chiefs would end up with a later second round pick. It leaves one to wonder if the Chiefs will demand a pick later in the draft if they cannot get the higher of the second round picks from Miami.

Trading Albert would almost certainly mean Eric Fisher or Luke Joeckel will be the first overall pick. Mel Kiper did have a scenario that would have the Detroit Lions trading up to the number one overall pick but it does not appear that was based out of a report (or fact).

So what do you think: Is a second round pick enough for Albert? Who should the Chiefs draft in the second round? Are Joeckel or Fisher good enough to fill in for Albert at left tackle?

Topics: Branden Albert, Eric Fisher, Kansas City Chiefs, Luke Joeckel, Miami Dolphins

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