4. Owen Daniels, Tight End
How much fun would it be to watch Owen Daniels in his prime in the current offense of the Houston Texans to see how much he would help Deshaun Watson? Daniels was a two-time Pro Bowl selection as the Texans’ tight end, and he was a member of the All-Rookie Team in 2006.
Daniels would fit in well with the Texans current 2019 roster because they don’t have a clear-cut tight end who is a difference maker, and that is exactly what Daniels was — a difference maker. Most importantly, he was reliable, as he played in 11 or more games in six of his eight seasons with Houston.
Daniels played 10 seasons in the NFL, and the first eight of those were with the Texans. During his time in Houston, the tight end played in 100 games with the franchise, making 96 starts. Daniels collected 385 receptions for 4,617 yards and 29 touchdowns.
His first Pro Bowl season in 2008, Daniels caught 70 receptions on 101 targets for two touchdowns and 862 yards. His second Pro Bowl season of 2012, the tight end totaled 62 receptions (104 targets) for 716 yards and six touchdowns.
Daniels averaged 12 yards per reception in his eight seasons with the Texans and 46.2 yards per game. Last season, where injuries occurred and two of the three were rookies, the Texans tight end trio of Ryan Griffin, Jordan Thomas and Jordan Akins totaled 59 receptions for 656 yards and four touchdowns. That same trio in a 16-game schedule averaged 3.6 receptions per game with 41 yards receiving.