The lack of news on a Branden Albert trade and the plethora of smokescreens being sent out by the Chiefs has left at least one general manager exasperated, according to Mike Freeman.
GM: “The Chiefs are using so many smokescreens Andy Reid is handing out gas masks in the war room.”
— mike freeman (@realfreemancbs) April 25, 2013
Kansas City has been rumored to be discussing trades involving their first round pick and Branden Albert all day but no deals have been made. Ed Werder reported this morning that the Chiefs are keeping their top overall pick a secret in order to give teams more of an opportunity to offer a trade for the top pick. The consensus seems to be that Eric Fisher or Luke Joeckel will be the pick for Kansas City but all the misdirection coming out of Chiefs camp has planted seeds of doubt amongst some.
Meanwhile, a deal for one of the Miami Dolphins second round picks seems to be heating up. Miami may be looking to compensate for the loss of a draft pick by trading wide receiver Davone Bess, which is an interesting development. At the beginning of the Albert Saga, the Chiefs were believed to want a second round pick and a low round pick. Miami may have come to the conclusion that giving up a later round pick with the 54th overall than giving up just their 42nd overall pick, but there is no report suggesting that is case. However, it is curious that the Bess rumors would start on the same day that a source confirms to the Miami Herald that the Dolphins have the parameters of a contract set up for Albert.
The first round of the draft begins tonight at 7 p.m. on ESPN and NFL Network.