AFC Mailbag Roundup: Chiefs, Colts, Steelers

We took at a look at the most recent mailbag segments involving NFC teams, so let’s do the same for the AFC:

  • Though Johnny Manziel doesn’t figure to be around when the the Chiefs at No. 23, Teddy Bridgewater might be in for a draft-day fall. If he does slip, don’t be surprised if Kansas City pulls the trigger on the young quarterback, writes Terez A. Paylor of The selection would make sense, as Alex Smith is entering the final year of his contact.
  • The oft-criticized Colts offensive line is still in flux, according to’s Mike Wells. Donald Thomas, returning from a torn ACL, is expected to man one guard spot, while Lance Louis and Hugh Thornton will battle for the other guard position. The most intriguing position may be center, where the team seems to want Khaled Holmes to beat out recent addition Phil Costa for the starting role.
  • Third-year Steelers safety Robert Golden could be the victim of a roster crunch, says Scott Brown of Golden played only 51 snaps on defense last season, but excelled on special teams.
  • Though Kevin Boothe might be the better player, Khalif Barnes could be the favorite for the Raiders left guard position, writes Paul Gutierrez of Boothe is set to be the backup center, and the need to keep him fresh for that role could mean Barnes will enter the starting lineup.
  •’s Michael DiRocco doesn’t believe Jaguars will draft a quarterback with the third overall selection, but he does think QB is an option later in the draft. Zach Mettenberger and Jimmy Garoppolo seem to be among the Jags preferred choices.
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