QB is a bit different though, no? And really, what is outward interest? He was asked questions about Love that he answered. I'm sure he hasn't told Love that they're in love with him, nor did they tell the other guys in the past. I'm sure Love will interviewed just like the rest. The only difference is he's a QB and every reporter wants to ask about QBs, especially to teams that have QB questions.
And any GM is going to try and evaluate all players in positions of need that realistically might be available. I don't disagree that he may be trying to understand what he may be willing to give up, or where exactly he might go. Personally, I'd try to understand how the picks shake out, take Kinlaw at 13, and trade back into the 1st if necessary to get Love (if that's who he wants). But, Ballard could easily take him at 13 if he likes him. He's taken a lot of players in the last 3 years ahead of where they were predicted to go.