It’s always a treat evaluating collegiate players who turned into NFL prospects because there are endless aspects to consider, which include but aren’t limited to potential and value. These two aspects weighed heavily in the debate for me when I evaluated then-New Mexico St. cornerback Davon House prior to the 2011 NFL Draft.
Potential is a tricky word, because no matter how much raw talent House had, there was always the chance he could turn out a bust. That boom/bust scenario would be magnified if he was a higher pick and I gave House a second round grade, but he went in the fourth to the Green Bay Packers when they selected him 131st overall. The Packers got good value with House, I thought, because he displayed quality raw talent.