Two years ago, Davon House was in the middle of the best training camp of his career and if all went as planned he was on his way towards earning a starting position. Yet, it all went wrong when he injured himself against the San Diego Chargers in the first preseason game of the year that season for the Green Bay Packers. House missed a good chunk of the season and missed his chance to start but now as he enters his fourth season, he is having another great training camp and his emergence gives the Packers potentially the best cornerback depth in pro football.
House, a fourth-round draft pick of the Packers in the 2011 NFL Draft, has waited for an opportunity to play in Green Bay and even though the depth chart is stacked against him, if he keeps making plays it will be harder and harder to keep him off the field.
Last season, House saw a significant amount of playing time thanks to an injury to Casey Hayward and was inconsistent. When it was all said and done, he finished with 44 tackles, 12 passes defensed, one sack and one interception. Yet, he still gave up way too many big plays, which has been his downfall
This offseason, House spent time training with Darelle Revis and his cornerback guru and the main thing he seemed to take away was confidence. That confidence has translated onto the field thus far in training camp, as House has been impressive and difficult to beat.
When House is playing up to his ability, he is a starting caliber player and his presence on a depth chart that includes proven starters Tramon Williams and Sam Shields as well as Hayward, makes the Packers one of the deepest teams in the NFL at cornerback.
Hopefully, the Packers will not need to use that depth this season as Hayward has been one of the most impressive players on the roster so far in camp and looks like he will be a playmaker if he can stay healthy. But if there is an injury at cornerback or a pass-happy offense that requires four good cover guys to matchup against, the Packers will be set because they have a wealth or riches in the secondary that rivals any in the NFL.