Unproven against major competition (particularly fellow bigs)
Defending on the perimeter, in pick and roll situations
Summary: O'Quinn made a name for himself on the national stage in helping 15th-seeded Norfolk State knock off Missouri in the opening round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Because of his size, length and toughness, he should get second-round looks as a potential backup big man in the NBA.
Player Comparison: Adonal Foyle. Foyle came from a small school (Colgate) and never lived up to his potential of being the eighth-overall pick 1997 NBA Draft. Still, Foyle's size alone allowed him to have an 11-year career as a pro. O'Quinn will also face a major challenge in adjusting from playing against low-level Division I talent to NBA players. Like Foyle though, O'Quinn has the size to be an asset on a team's roster.
No point in trading for Cousins, there's almost no chance he succeeds. 0 WRs and TEs to throw it to, so it would just be a waste of his prime years. If Shanahan reealllly wants him, wait until next year since he seems to have a rift with the Redskins. Besides, next year's quarterback class is much better if they fail to sign Cousins in FA.
I don't agree on a lot. They have so many cuts on the OL you didn't mention including Dunlap and Franklin which will save them 12+ million. Stuckey is not worth 3 million. They can make on very solid move or a couple with draft help to protect Phillip. Cruz could be an interesting pair with Allen if he can return to prior form though.