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Bengals Aren't The Only Team With "Big Interest" In TCU Quarterback Andy Dalton

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A recent Peter King report suggested that the Cincinnati Bengals are "infatuated" with TCU quarterback Andy Dalton. They've scheduled a visit and Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden personally attended his workout. King wrote in his original posting:

One quarterback coach I know told me: "It's getting very hard for [Cincinnati offensive coordinator] Jay Gruden to hide how much he loves Andy Dalton."

But he's far from the only one with "big interest" because teams could be positioning themselves to select him or any of the second-tier quarterback prospects that the Bengals have had rumored interest in.

According to Fox Sports' Adam Caplan, the Seattle Seahawks are looking to trade back to acquire more picks, targeting quarterbacks like Andy Dalton or Christian Ponder to eventually replace Matt Hasselbeck, who is a free agent this year. There's suggestion that those teams could also be targeting quarterback Colin Kaepernick; a prospect that the Bengals haven't been connected to.

The Seahawks isn't the only team thinking about drafting those players.

the Minnesota Vikings (No. 12 overall) and Miami Dolphins (No. 15 overall) would like to trade down to possibly select Colin Kaepernick, Christian Ponder or Andy Dalton.

It's possible that either team could make a trade for late in the first round or early in the second, ahead of the Bengals. Other teams like the San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, the Indianapolis Colts appear to have "big interest" in Dalton as well.