Top 16 Jaguars of 2016: #16 – Davon House

Davon House was a newcomer to the Jaguars in 2015, but it didn’t take long for him to make an impact. He almost immediately won a starting cornerback job after getting to Jax. While many fans criticize House for giving up some big plays, many of those were not his fault and he still had a really impressive first season in Duval.

House set a Jaguars franchise single season record with 23 passes defended in 2015, a remarkable number for a newcomer. He also recorded team high four interceptions, two of those coming in a monster performance against the Ravens that helped the Jaguars to a late win in Baltimore. He even showed the ability to make big plays in the run game.

Moving forward, House will continue to start on the outside and once Jalen Ramsey and Aaron Colvin are back in the lineup, they will most likely be the starters at the the opposite outside cornerback position and the nickel, respectively. They will be an impressive group of corners to pair with Tashaun Gipson and whoever wins the starting strong safety job. A pass defense that ranked 31st in the NFL in 2015 could be much improved with the new additions brought in to complement what was already on the roster. Having more talent around him in the secondary, and what should be a much improved pass rush, House could see a leap in production from 2015 and could have a much more consistent season for the Jags in 2016.

The Bottom Line: House is a good player not a great one. He is a slightly above average number two corner who was asked to be number one corner in 2015. He is a hardworking and hungry pro that will try to prove he is worth his $6 million a year contract.