The Kansas City Chiefs are shopping LT Branden Albert and now we know how much they want for him.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Chiefs want a 2013 second-round pick and a 2014 pick in return for Albert.
Chiefs are seeking a second-round pick in this year’s draft as well as another pick in 2014 in a trade for franchise OT Branden Albert.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 22, 2013
Unless the Chiefs plan on replacing Albert with the 2013 second-round pick they get for him (if they get one for him) it is seeming almost a slam dunk that the Chiefs will select a tackle with the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
I don’t get it. I know the Chiefs want to get extra draft picks, especially since they traded away their second-rounder this year for QB Alex Smith. But I don’t understand trading a known commodity for an unknown commodity even if the unknown commodity is younger and cheaper.
The other perplexing thing is that the Chiefs cut RT Eric Winston. If they trade Albert then they will have parted with both their starting tackles from last season. If they are going to get Albert’s replacement in the first round of the draft, who is going to replace Winston on the right side?
I don’t like it.