Davon House Is Worth A Look For Green Bay
Green Bay Packers saw cornerback Davon House have a great 2014 season which led to a multi-year deal from Jacksonville Jaguars to be a starter for the AFC South bottom-dwellers. House played great in 2015, but 2016 was a rough season amid playing all 16 games. New Jacksonville front office grand poobah Tom Coughlin seems hellbent on getting rid of any players that were brought in during David Caldwell’s time overseeing the team. Jacksonville is looking for trades, but House will likely be released.
People say all the time Packers or any other team shouldn’t look to retreads to make up their roster, but this seems like a welcomed opportunity especially considering House will be only 28 and knows the defense. He also would push Damarious Randall back inside. People forget how good the former fourth round pick was with deep jump ball passes. He did excellent against Calvin Johnson and Alshon Jeffery in those cases. According to Pro Football Focus, House only allowed three completions over 20 yards as a Packer along with allowing a little less than 50 percent of the targets to catch the football. It’s hard to believe he lost a step during his two years in Jacksonville.
Regardless of if it’s a reunion with the New Mexico State alumn or someone else, Packers need a veteran cornerback even if they sign Micah Hyde to a deal. Their secondary was far too young last season, and it’s hard to bet on that they will mature at the level Green Bay needs to succeed next season. House fits the profile they would want, but the seconds stint is never a cut and dry thing for the team.