Davon House, who the Packers talked to at the Scouting Combine, was clocked as fast as 4.32 seconds in his 40-yard dash on Friday, a source told Packer Report. He'd be a definite target if still on the board at the end of the second round.
House (6-0, 200) has the height the Packers like in their cornerbacks — remember, Ted Thompson never has drafted a cornerback shorter than 6-foot — and the long arms necessary to redirect receivers. He's also unafraid to come up in run support, which is another necessity for the Packers' defense. A four-year starter and a first-team all-WAC selection as a junior and senior, he picked off 11 passes in his career, including three returned for touchdowns.
The Packers were one of the 10 teams in attendance and saw a few guys who could be worthy of a seventh-round pick.
Offensive tackle Derek Newton (6-5, 311) has the footwork needed to play in a zone scheme, though he could use a year on the practice squad. Safety M.D. Jennings (6-0, 197) was a two-time first-team all-conference selection who picked off three passes as a senior.
The unheralded player is Harding College receiver Kurt Adams (6-4, 197), who ran a 4.52 40 according to NFL.com. After a monster sophomore season of 61 catches, 1,122 yards and 11 touchdowns, Adams missed most of his junior season with a knee injury. As a senior, he caught 25 passes for 425 yards and even touchdowns for a team that completed just 65 passes all season.
We featured big Muhammad Wilkerson in our Draft Exclusive 16 story on Thursday. He did not disappoint on Friday, according to a source who watched his position workout, and remains very much in play for the Packers in the first round.
With Lee Gissendaner in attendance, the Owls' other quality prospect is safety Jaiquawn Jarrett. Jarrett (6-0, 200) started for his final three-and-a-half seasons and was a standout on special-teams coverage units, as well. He picked off two passes as a senior and is a sound tackler even while not a real big guy. Safety isn't a position of need with Nick Collins, Charlie Peprah and Morgan Burnett returning from a torn ACL but he'd be a target if still on the board at the end of Round 4.
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