Davon House to Green Bay Packers: 2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Marc JubergChief Writer IApril 30, 2011

The 6'0", 184-pound Davon House won the New Mexico State starting cornerback job in 2007 as a true freshman and then never looked back. 

As he gradually proved his mettle in pass coverage, opposing QBs threw less and less to his side. House enjoyed his strongest season as a junior, when he recorded a career-high 68 tackles, picked off three balls and returned one for a score.

A strong 2011 NFL Combine performance silenced those who doubted House’s durability after he suffered an ankle injury in 2010.  His agility and quickness will benefit him at the next level, but he isn’t a great natural leaper.  Aggressive tendencies could lead him into trouble with faster and smarter wide-outs, who will be more likely to bait him into jumping routes.  Nevertheless, according to scouts, he still has the potential to be “a starter capable of shutting down NFL receivers” (CBSSports.com). 

The Green Bay Packers decided to take a chance on House with the last pick in the fourth round. The Pack weren't in desperate need of a defensive back heading into the draft, but House proved too exciting of an option to pass up.  If he can dispel all of the injury concerns, he should provide their secondary with solid depth.