NEW ORLEANS LA - JANUARY 04: Dexter Larimore #72 of the Ohio State Buckeyes sacks Ryan Mallett #15 of the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second quarter during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 4 2011 in New Orleans Louisiana. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
At this point, we know that the Cincinnati Bengals have at least an observational interest in Arkansas Quarterback Ryan Mallett. Quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese made an appearance during Arkansas' Pro Day last week where Mallett ran a 40-time slower than Bengals offensive tackle Andre Smith. We're just saying. Then again, the Bengals are attending most Pro Days to acquire as much information as possible for this year's NFL Draft.
Along with Pro Days, teams can invite prospects to their respective cities to check out the facilities and talk with the coaching staff. Teams can also conduct private workouts to get a better idea how that prospect fits into the organizations overall philosophy.
According to National Football Post's Aaron Wilson, the Cincinnati Bengals will host Mallett for a visit later this month. Mallett is also expected to visit with the Minnesota Vikings in April while the Miami Dolphins have scheduled a private workout.
Reportedly (not idle speculation), the Bengals have, or have scheduled, visits or private workouts with Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, Missouri's Blaine Gabbert, TCU's Andy Dalton and Idaho's Nathan Enderle.
(you can see our prospect chart here)