Originally Posted by BossChief
Listening to sac berate another poster for talking about drafting a left tackle in the first round is a lot of fun.
Nice to have ya back, sac.
I've always been here.
I knew that once Cassel was signed/traded for, we were stuck with him for literally years. And he sucked. He didn't have good pocket presence during his starting stint at New England and the Chiefs were going to have to give him a very good offensive line for him to have any success.
Okung was an elite level LT prospect who would have had Albert move into the LG position, where he could have been absolutely dominant. That would have given Cassel that talented offensive line. Not that it would have mattered as he's proven he's freaking horrible and has no business starting in the league.
As well, I wasn't really high on any of the recent QB prospects that the Chiefs actually had a shot of drafting other than Kaepernick and was hoping that he would have been there with the Chiefs second rounder that year. Niners snatched him earlier in that round...
As well, Albert has finally "gotten it" and is playing to his draft position. He's not elite, but he's turned into a pretty good left tackle and with a QB with any degree of field/pocket awareness, arm strength and accuracy, "pretty good" can turn into "very good" for that position.
And, honestly, Geno is as good a pro level QB prospect as I've seen in the past decade plus. He's got all the tools to be elite, and has traits that are "unteachable" that all the high level QB's in the NFL need to possess. He's also a film room junkie that apparently puts in a lot of work off the field.
It's all there and the Chiefs finally have the chance to take "that" guy. This year it's not about reaching for a guy like Sanchez or Clausen or the like. It's about finally having the chance to get the best guy in the draft which also happens to be at the position of biggest need.