LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 30: Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs looks to pass against the UNLV Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium October 30, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. TCU won 48-6. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the TCU Horned Frogs looks to pass against the Wisconsin Badgers during the 97th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the TCU Horned Frogs scores a touchdown against the Wisconsin Badgers in the first quarter of the 97th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
The Bengals took TCU quarterback Andy Dalton in the second round of the draft, giving themselves a possible replacement for Carson Palmer.
Palmer decided at the end of another season that he wanted out. He told team owner Mike Brown he would retire if he's not traded. So far, Brown has said he has no plans to deal him away.
By taking Dalton, the Bengals have given themselves a backup plan in case Palmer doesn't return.
The Bengals then chose Nevada linebacker Dontay Moch in the third round of the draft, finally adding someone to their defense.
With their first two picks, the Bengals set about replacing their top offensive players. They took receiver A.J. Green in the first round, giving them someone who can take over for Chad