The Kansas City Chiefs appear set to select Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher with the first overall pick in tonight's NFL Draft. With that pick, incumbent, and franchise tagged, tackle Branden Albert will officially be excess baggage for the Chiefs. However, the long rumored trade between the Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins won't happen in the early portions of the Draft tonight.
Dolphins-Chiefs won't further discuss Branden Albert trade until both teams pick in first round _ assuming Dolphins haven't picked an OT— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) April 25, 2013
If Dolphins trade up for Eric Fisher, Luke Joeckel or Lane Johnson, the Chiefs might have to keep Branden Albert for $9.8M this year— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) April 25, 2013
The Dolphins are thought to be looking for a way to move up and grab Luke Joeckel, assuming the Chiefs don't grab him. That would ruin the Chiefs hopes of unloading the $9.8 million salary cap number Albert currently represents on the Dolphins.