Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey is at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine and he has gone on the record as saying that the team could re-sign LT Branden Albert and draft top tackle prospect Luke Joeckel with the No.1 overall pick.
Dorsey talked with Adam Teicher, Chiefs beat reporter for the Kansas City Star, Saturday. According to Teicher, Dorsey said everything is on the table.
“Then you have great competition at left tackle,’’ said Dorsey, speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine, of the combination of re-signing Albert and drafting Joeckel . “Who’s to say both of those guys are locked in to playing left tackle? Maybe one plays left guard, center, right guard, right tackle. You put your best five offensive linemen out there.
“There are so many options out there right now. Anything is possible.’’
Can you imagine what would happen if the Chiefs drafted Joeckel after re-sgning Branden Albert? I think the whole of Kansas City would go insane.
Dorsey believes in taking the best player available. That means even if he already has a solid starter at a position or even if that position is deep, he will keep adding to it.
I think the best player available option works pretty well if you already have a franchise QB and a pretty good team but the Chiefs have neither of those things. You don’t take a tackle with the first pick in the draft after you pay another tackle top dollar to play the position. Branden Albert wants top dollar and if the Chiefs pay him he won’t be moving inside. As for Joeckel, KC isn’t going to take him and then make him a guard either.
At this point, I think it is pretty safe to ignore most of what John Dorsey says. We won’t, of course, because our job is to bring you the goings-on in Chiefs Nation but I’d take most of what the GM says this time of year with a gigantic grain of salt.