Well PackerNation, our segment of Meet the Players continues. This time, we focus on Packers 2011 4th round draft pick, cornerback Davon House. In the 2011 season, Davon House saw the field in just two games, falling behind Charles Woodson, Tramon Williams, Sam Shields, Jarrett Bush and company on the depth chart. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t expect more of him in the seasons to come.
Remind you of anyone? At 6’0″ and 195lbs, Davon House is a big, physical corner. Even at that size, the Palmdale, CA native moves incredibly well:
His play style resembles that of Al Harris (not just because of his hair, or jersey number): tight, press coverage, using his hands well to reroute receivers. Davon, never shy from contact, is a sure tackler who closes on the football very quickly.
A natural ball hawk at New Mexico State, House frequently could be found near the football. He captured eleven interceptions, good for sixth all time in school history. He also logged the most interception return yards in school history (319). Three of his interceptions went for touchdowns, including a 100 yard return in 2007.
Friday Night Lights. I love Friday night lights. No matter what, playing football in high school will always have a fond place in my heart. Davon didn’t even play football until his junior year, instead focusing on baseball. His brother, Tyreace, was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in 2008 and currently plays for the Burlington Bees of the Midwest League. Even with just two high school seasons, Davon logged a pretty highlight reel:
Not only is Davon a solid football player, he seems like a pretty fun, down to earth guy:
Expanded role? In 2012, House, with a full off season and a years worth of practices under his belt, could see his on field role expanded dramatically. Jarrett Bush remains a free agent and may garner well deserved starters money elsewhere. Sam Shields regressed in 2011, his lack of experience exposed by lack of pass rush. Rumors are flying of Charles Woodson moving to safety should Nick Collins be unable to return to professional football. Pat Lee, a free agent, will undoubtedly be allowed to walk. Suddenly, there is a potential recipe for House to play and even possibly start. PackerNation, get to know House, soon he will be a fixture of the Packers’ secondary. You might want to follow him on twitter as well: @Devo_31