Green Bay Packers 2011 Draft — Fourth Round, No.131: CB Davon House
With the 131rd pick in the 2011 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected New Mexico State CB Davon House
House measures in at 6-1, 200 pounds. At the NFL Combine, he posted a 4.44-second 40-yard dash, 14 bench-presses, 4.12-second 20-yard shuttle and a 33.5″ vertical leap.
After trading the first of their two fourth-round picks to Denver, the Green Bay Packers selected New Mexico State cornerback Davon House with the compensatory picked received after DE Aaron Kampman’s free-agent departure.
House is a 6-foot, 184-pound press-coverage corner with the size and speed necessary to handle bigger outside receivers.
House played 12 games as a true freshman and continued to improve throughout his entire college career. He intercepted 11 passes in four years and returned three for touchdowns. He also demonstrated an ability to stop the run, racking up 202 solo tackles.
With Charles Woodson getting older and Tramon Williams and Sam Shields coming off seasons where each played out of their minds, the Packers needed to add some depth at CB. It would be great if Woodson, Williams and Shields all repeated what they did in 2010, but just in case they don’t, House is there to help.
Most analysts peg House as a press coverage corner that shines on the outside. Speaking shortly after House was drafted, Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers said that House is not a one-dimensional player. Capers praised House’s versatility and indicated that he would be used throughout the field.
Overall, House seems to be an ideal fit with the other Packers defensive backs. He’s big, he’s good against the run and the pass, and he doesn’t get beat deep. Many reports say that House is reactionary and doesn’t anticipate routes well, but if you give him a year or two in Capers’ scheme, perhaps that will improve.