Davon House is entering his first year in Jacksonville after leaving the Green Bay Packers in free agency in order to sign a 4 year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. House only started in 14 games in his four seasons with the Packers but he was very effective when he was on the field. Last season he finished with a career high 10 pass break ups and he also registered 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, and 28 tackles.
Granted, these numbers don’t necessarily jump off the board but there are several factors that point towards Davon House receiving a lot of playing time in Jacksonville.
First, Davon House’s height is very ideal for Gus Bradley defensive scheme. He stands at six feet tall and he has the ability to cover bigger receivers. Secondly, he has a very physical style of play. If you haven’t noticed by now, Gus Bradley is trying to mimic the same type of play in the secondary that he helped create in Seattle and big physical defensive backs is a key to that. House isn’t afraid to guard the best wideout on the field and stay physical with them the whole game.
Black and Teal writer Luke Sims provides more evidence as to why House will be on the field a lot in Jacksonville
"“Per Pro Football Focus Davon House allowed the fourth lowest percentage of caught balls (46.8%) among corners taking at least 25% of snaps. Alan Ball was eighth on that list (no slouch) at 51.2%, but other Jags corners were further down: Demetrius McCray at 37th with 57.9%, Dwayne Gratz at 56th with 61.8%. House comes in and locks a player down. Gus Bradley and his coaching staff will be more than happy to take a chance that the opposing QB will complete less than half his passes toward House.”"
Lastly, Davon House will be a big part of the Jaguars defense next year because of his experience. House was on a very good Green Bay packers team that was one game away from going to the Super Bowl last year. In his 4 seasons with Green Bay they made the playoffs every year, so he brings a lot of essential experience to a young Jaguars secondary.
I think Davon House has all the necessary tools to be very successful with the Jaguars. He will get the chance to prove himself as it seems like he is set to be the number 1 cornerback on the Jaguars depth chart. I don’t expect House to come in and be a pro bowl cornerback in his first season but I do think that is something that he can eventually achieve. It may take House sometime to learn everything that goes along with being a successful cornerback in Gus Bradley’s system, but I do think Jaguars fans will be relieved to have Davon House in Duval for the next 4 years.
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