Let's say the top rated safety is still on the board at 27, do you think the Texans should draft him?
This is what I'm thinking. Danieal didn't have a great 2012. To me, it looked like he was "trying" to be as good as he was in 2011, found himself out of position a lot & his man cover skills are suspect (jmo).
I know Quin is our main cover TE. But Danieal is asked to do it as well, more times than I
like, leaving Keo/Demps to play center field. I much rather Manning stay back & play center field.
So let's say we pick the best safety in this draft (I don't know who that would be) & as the best, I'm going to assume he has good man coverage skills, he's versatile enough to play in the box, & he's got pretty good range when needed.
We could start Quin (if we resign/franchise him) start Manning, then on passing downs, bring the rook in, leaving Manning back deep. He'd get playing time, he'll be allowed to acclimate, he'll be "earning" playing time.
If everything works out, we cut Manning after 2013, saving $4.5M against the 2014 cap.
What do you think?