Here is this week’s draft edition of the Kansas City Chiefs’ mailbag. Look for the non-draft edition on Sunday. To ask a question for a future edition, send it to me via Twitter (@adamteicher) and tag it #ChiefsMail.
@adamteicher what are the possibilities of the Chiefs dumping Alex Smith and trading up for Mariota? Kiper likes the fit in KC. #ChiefsMail - Jøseph Kelløgg (@josephkellogg_) April 3, 2015@adamteicher: You have a better chance of hitting the lottery or getting struck by lightning. The Chiefs are committed to Smith for better or for worse. He would cost them $40 million against their cap if he's released. Then there's the cost to get up to the top of the draft to be in position to get Marcus Mariota, the Oregon quarterback. The price to go from 18, where the Chiefs are, to, say, 2, is prohibitive. Mel Kiper Jr. is right in that Mariota would be a good fit for Andy Reid and the Chiefs. But it won't happen.
@adamteicher IF, and that's a big if, Mariotta were to fall to chiefs do they take him? #ChiefsMail - Adam (@loveth3river) April 10, 2015@adamteicher: Now that's a totally different question. If he falls to 18, which as you suggest is unlikely, I would do it.
@adamteicher When should the Chiefs try and take Tyler Lockett? #ChiefsMail - Brent Barnett (@25Barnett) April 10, 2015@adamteicher: Lockett is the Kansas State receiver and kick returner. He might not be available when the Chiefs make their second-round pick, which is 49th overall. If he is and the Chiefs want to be sure they can get him, they had better take him then. It's risky to believe he would still be around when the Chiefs make their next pick in the third round at No. 80.
@adamteicher would the #Chiefs take CB Marcus Peters at 18? - Andrew Lamers (@AndrewLamers) April 7, 2015@adamteicher: I would think 18 would be too high for Peters, who was suspended for a game and later thrown off the team last season at Washington. He'll go late in the first round or sometime in the second.
I agree with @adamteicher about the #Chiefs likely to end up with a CB at 18. Good chance BPA is Collins or Wayne. #Chiefsdraft - Ben Almquist (@citadelchief) April 4, 2015@adamteicher: I've said that cornerback is a spot to watch for the Chiefs in the first round. The Chiefs would be delighted if Michigan State's Trae Waynes fell to them, but he will most likely be gone. In that case, keep an eye on Kevin Johnson of Wake Forest or Jalen Collins of LSU.