Pre-Draft Scouting Report On Packers’ Cornerback Davon House
When ranking cornerbacks for the Cheesehead TV Draft Guide, I had a bit of trouble determining the pecking order. The crop of corners was thick and talented, and as it turns out, I placed New Mexico State senior Davon House eleventh in the rankings. Unfortunately, only the top 10 cornerbacks made it into the draft guide, so here’s my original write-up that fell to the editing room floor when the publication went to print.
Name: Davon House
School: New Mexico State, Sr.
40-Yard Dash: 4.50
In a nutshell: Not recruited out of high school due to not playing football until his junior year, he managed to start 13 games as a freshman at New Mexico State. Not the most physical corner at the line of scrimmage but has the speed and fluidity to make up for it. Follows his natural instincts and reacts quickly when playing off the receiver. He is not a big hitter, but is a solid, willing tackler in run support. If available, a possible mid-round pick for the Packers.
Rivalry game: In the “Rio Grande Rivalry” against New Mexico, House led his defense to their second victory in as many years over The Lobos. Finishing the day with 8 tackles, a forced fumble, and a game-ending interception, House’s gritty performance epitomized the Aggies’ 2-point victory.
Honors: 2010 First-Team All-WAC, 2009 First-Team All-WAC, Phil Steele’s Postseason All-WAC
Stats: 57 tackles, 10 passes defended, 1 FF, 2 INTs, 1 INT return for TD
I remember watching tape of House and thinking that this is a guy who has great instincts but needs a little more experience and some good coaching. I think he’ll get plenty of that in Green Bay. And with a secondary already entrenched into their starting roles, House should be able to ease onto the field and find his niche on this team.
For more on the cornerback, click here to read Gary D’Amato’s profile of Davon House in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.