Nov 1, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Branden Albert (76) walks to the locker room after the San Diego Chargers beat the Chiefs 31-13 at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Give Dolphins Permission To Meet With LT Branden Albert

The Kansas City Chiefs have given the Miami Dolphins permission to meet with LT Branden Albert. A trade could be coming through soon if these talks go well and would clear the way for the Chiefs to select a left tackle with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft.

That would finally clear things up a little more on at least the first selection in the draft. We don’t know which left tackle they have at the top of their board, but at least we know what position they are eyeing.

Eric Fisher. Luke Joeckel. Lane Johnson. Whoever they want.

One left tackle down and 2 more left available for other teams to fight over. Can one of those tackles last till the 11th selection?

A Branden Albert trade would get the Miami Dolphins out of the picture for a left tackle in the first round. We wouldn’t have to worry about them leapfrogging in front of us to select Lane Johnson.

The door is cracked open. We might get that left tackle after all.

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  • Sergio Quintero

    This is certainly good news, but the draft still has to play in the chargers favor, Fisher has to be taken no sooner than pick 5, the Cardinals have to pass on Johnson, and hope nobody between 8-10 surprises and takes Johnson by going BPA, that’s a whole lot of “if ands buts”.

    • RussinSactown

      You’re right Sergio. We still need at least 10 dominoes to fall our way.

      • Sergio Quintero

        Hope for the best, and set expectations much lower, I like the chances of getting one of the elite 5 Olineman, but if the draft plays out like “path to the draft” or “espn” says it will, it looks like a OG is the most realistic option.

  • RussinSactown

    Well that means one less team trying to jump up to get in the tackle lottery

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Great news, Miami has the pick or pick (extra second rounder) to make this happen and we wont have to deal with them jumping in front of us. Good times!

  • Rob Base

    Still leaves many questions in top 10 picks and Bolts 11th pick.

  • Stefanie Smith

    I like it that McCoy told them they are not rebuilding and he wants to go to the playoffs and SB now. There’s hope that somebody is not hunkering down for a ten year rebuild.

  • Supercharger77

    At this point, I don’t think we end up getting lane Johnson. And I’m OK with that. I think if star or tavon is there we take one of them. I was against drafting a wr first round but i dont trust meecham. And none of our wr’s scare anybody since vj left. True we need oline help but drafting a guard in the first is not ideal to me. We can find help in round two or three.

  • tbell11

    Now it all comes down to what the Cardinals do at 7 like it was previously. If Dee Milliner is available at 6 for the Browns then they won’t trade back. Also, the Saints are interested in Johnson as well so they could leapfrog us to 10. It sounds like the Chargers will stay put or trade back.

  • Peter Thompson

    There is always a chance. The thing about anyone who is picking before us… they were awful last year, and have more holes than just LT. We’ll see… almost there!!!