I kinda wonder if "coverage" is the right attitude.100%
Connor Tracey could also end up having value like Dylan Walker. We would play him at centre, but he also could cover fullback, wing and 5/8th. In other words, if the Tigers do have plans to bring other centres to the club (unlikely), then Connor might also be great at 14
You start looking at Olam, Joe Manu or Bradman Best (I know, dreaming) you get a dedicated center. Olam and Manu are both tough in defense and I think that is what we need most.
Sure I get we are slow. My view is we just need to plug our defensive gap first. The Tigers have always relied on Speed and a Boom winger like Tukali, Koroibete, Nofo (in his day), etc.
Center or 14, we should hire someone that can defend and stop us conceding 5 tries a game.