I had the pleasure of speaking with New Mexico State CB Davon House a while back. Here is what the confident young man had to say:
Mocking The Draft: What are some of your hobbies away from the football field?
Davon House: I like to spend time with my family. I have 8 family members including my parents. I also like playing video games, Spotscenter and ESPN.
MTD: What games are you playing right now?
DH: Madden and Call of Duty. I play online with Curtis Marsh from Utah State and Cris Carter from Fresno State.
MTD: You had a great career at New Mexico State, what is your best football memory?
DH: The locker room, a fun and exciting locker room. Even though games didn't go our way, we kept a family atmosphere and believed things would turn around if we worked hard enough.
MTD: Who was your toughest opponent?
DH: Kellen Moore from Boise State, hands down.
MTD: Why was he the toughest?
DH: Great accuracy and good arm strength for his size. Definitely Kellen Moore was the toughest.
MTD: You had an ankle injury that you played with all season, it even kept you out of the Senior Bowl. How is the injury healing?
DH: I feel like I could've went out there for the Senior Bowl, but it could've hurt me in the long run. I wasn't even 80%. The last two weeks have been a dramatic improvement. I've been running around a lot...Watching the Senior Bowl practices and game, I feel I could've proved I was an elite cornerback. The Combine is more important to my future.
MTD: Where are you training and what are you working on?
DH: API of LA...I'm working on gaining weight, ankle stability, 40 times and position drill wise I'm working on better technique in off man coverage.
MTD: Why the need for a weight gain?
DH: I came in at 182 lbs, but I'd like to be between 190-195 lbs because of the size of the athletes in the NFL.
MTD: What is your response to people who say you're not physical enough?
DH: If you were to ask the WR I faced this year, they wouldn't say I'm soft at all. Watch any game, you won't find a time where I was afraid to tackle or struggling to get off blocks.
MTD: Playing for New Mexico State, you suffered through some tough seasons. What gets you hyped on game day when the team isn't performing at a high level?
DH: Any given Saturday, anything can happen. Being an underdog kept me motivated. It wasn't about the stats, it was about proving everybody wrong that thought we were a bad team.
MTD: What are your expectations on draft day?
DH: I have high expectations for myself. I tell myself everyday that my goal is to be off the board by the first day.
MTD: Finally, what is your dream destination as far as an NFL team goes?
DH: The 49ers! My whole family loves the Niners, but honestly any team that picks me is great.