2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Davon House, CB, New Mexico State

by Cory J. Bonini on April 4, 2011 @ 17:08:51 PDT

 


New Mexico State cornerback Davon House was a productive four-year player for the Aggies and should be a fairly high pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

House is a ball hawk (11 INTs) and a threat to score anytime he touches the ball. He finished the 2010 season with 57 total tackles (68 in 2009), three interceptions and a touchdown. 

Strengths

  • Size (6-foot 1/2, 200 pounds)
  • Productive (11 career interceptions)
  • Capable zone defender
  • Jams well at the line
  • Davon House, draft prospect
    Taking it to the House
    Dangerous with the ball in his hands (three career interception returns for scores)
  • Enough hip flexibility and fluidity to excel in man coverage
  • Durable
  • Good work ethic
  • Speed (official 4.44-second 40-yard dash; 4.35 unofficial)
  • Has improved as a tackler
  • Strong sense of timing

Weaknesses

  • Just average instincts
  • Relies too much on athleticism
  • Footwork is sometimes questionable and leads to added separation by the wideout
  • Overly aggressive in run support

Expected draft placement

House has the size and speed to be a very good cornerback in the NFL. He should be a second-round selection; in worst-case scenario, he still won't fall out of the third round. 

The Washington Redskins (No. 41), Houston Texans (No. 42), Minnesota Vikings (No. 43), Detroit Lions (No. 44) and San Francisco 49ers (No. 45) can be considered suitors for House in the second round.

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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