Kansas City —It seems like the Chiefs have only been spoken about in glowing terms since the draft, but it'll take more than a new left tackle to fix their blocking issues of 2007. Branden Albert became a hot name in the draft buildup and has apparently impressed early, but he has yet to perform in pads and has never played a high-level season at left tackle.
His addition pushes vagabond Damion McIntosh - who reportedly played solidly in 2007 - to right tackle, where the Kyle Turley experiment went about as badly as expected. Brian Waters should remain a gem at guard, but starting center Casey Wiegmann was allowed to leave. Rudy Niswanger appears to be his replacement, but the third-year player has yet to start an NFL game. If Albert proves to be for real, there could be a big leap in K.C., but I'm certainly not ready to count on it. Even if he doesn't, though, Larry Johnson remains a first-round pick.