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Mailbag: Should Chiefs draft Todd Gurley if he's available?

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Here is this week's draft edition of the Kansas City Chiefs mailbag. For the non-draft edition, check back on Sunday. To ask a question for a future edition, send it to me via Twitter (@adamteicher) and tag it #ChiefsMail.

@adamteicher: If Georgia running back Todd Gurley is available when the Chiefs make their first pick in the draft next week, it presents a dilemma for them. If the Chiefs are truly serious about drafting the best player available without regard to position, I can't see how Gurley wouldn't at least be part of the discussion. But the Chiefs already have a running back in Jamaal Charles, though he is 28, an advanced age for a running back. They also seem comfortable with Knile Davis, drafted as the backup two years ago. To answer your question, I don't see the Chiefs doing that, but it also wouldn't be a big surprise.

@adamteicher: Not to be a wise guy here, but just get as many good players as possible. I'm not hung up on positions. If they get enough good players, things will work out. The Chiefs' philosophy entering the draft is to shore up their roster at every position to the point where they could play a game. That's smart. The Chiefs right now could line up and be competitive at every position. That's not to say they don't have areas that could use an upgrade. They have more than one of those. But they can always find a veteran at any one of those spots to fill a hole for a year.

@adamteicher: A good sign. The Chiefs have no glaring weakness anywhere, certainly not to the point where they have to draft a player at that position in the first round.

@adamteicher: Of guys who will reasonably be available to the Chiefs, I'd say Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson, Stanford offensive tackle Andrus Peat, Florida State center Cameron Erving and USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor.

@adamteicher: Best player available. That could also be a lineman.

@adamteicher: They have 10 picks and the draft is deep with good running backs, so it's certainly possible.

@adamteicher: You're talking about Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff and, no, I don't see him being available

@adamteicher: Missouri's Shane Ray is too good to fall to the Chiefs at 18. I'd be surprised if he was available. That would also put the Chiefs' statement of best player available to the test.