The Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins have agreed to a trade involving the former getting veteran offensive lineman Branden Albert for a 2018 seventh-round NFL Draft pick. The Jaguars had a need at the left tackle position after deciding not to pick up the option on Kelvin Beachum, who started 15 games at left tackle for the Jaguars in 2016, and getting Albert should fill that hole in the short-term.
Or could Albert come to Jacksonville and move inside to the guard position, where he is equally as good?
This idea didn't seem to be shot down by the pending Jaguar when asked about it by Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel.
Albert said he was willing to play guard for the Dolphins, but only if he was compensated properly. He's confident that Tunsil will blossom as his replacement at left tackle.
At this point, I fully expect Albert to be the Jaguars opening day left tackle, but it is an interesting situation that might be fluid. The Jaguars do need help at at least one guard position, possibly both, so Albert having the ability to move inside does give some flexibility for the Jaguars when they head to free agency in a few weeks.
That still leaves the issue with declining Beachum's option though, is that if Albert moves inside you still have a big hole at the left tackle position, though it's always possible Beachum comes back on a new deal, but at this point that seems doubtful.
As mentioned I expect Albert to play left tackle for the Jaguars, but that option is always on the table, it seems.