Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Thursday that the club has agreed to terms of a five-year contract with T Branden Albert. As per Chiefs policy, no other terms of the agreement were made available.
The Chiefs have now agreed to terms with 10 of their 12 draft picks from the 2008 draft class.
Albert (6-5, 316) joined the Chiefs as the club’s second of two first-round selections (15th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft. He started all 37 games he appeared in at Virginia. He registered 94 knockdowns and 21 key blocks in touchdown resulting drives in his final two seasons. Albert became the fourth freshman offensive lineman in school history to start a bowl game, earning third-team freshman All-American honors.
Albert started all 13 contests for the Cavaliers in 2007, logging 54 knockdowns and key blocks on twelve touchdown resulting drives. During his junior campaign, he graded out at 83.54 blocking consistency, while serving as a team captain. He earned first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors and was named third-team All-America by The NFL Draft Report and Associated Press.