And KC has a pretty darn good O-Line already.
Yeah, they have the money to extend/franchise Albert, who is a great player. I agree that they should go after Alex Smith and model themselves after SF. They have a ton of talent on defense (Hali/Houston are a great OLB duo, DJ is a good ILB, Flowers if a very good CB, Berry has talent). They also have a great running game. Let Charles and another RB pick up carry the team while Smith manages the game. They should pick up Werner with the first pick since, I'd imagine, they plan on going with Poe at NT in the future. Werner could develop into their Justin Smith, making Hali's job even easier and helping the defense make the leap. I know he's not the prototypical 3-4 DE size right now, but he played at ~275lbs the year before last and lost weight to improve his speed. He's still strong as frick and I think he can get to that 265-270 range. Maybe Lotulelei would be more appropriate for the 3-4 DE, but I think Werner is the best player in the draft.
What does "franchise player" mean to you? Because when I think of those words I think of a player that a team couldn't win without. And that just doesn't come from a left tackle.
LT is the 2nd or 3rd most important position in football behind QB and maybe RDE.
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