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Colts worked out Boston College safety Justin Simmons

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According to Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, the Indianapolis Colts are among the teams to have worked out Boston College safety Justin Simmons.

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As the number of reported pre-draft workouts for the Indianapolis Colts continues to grow, we add another name to the list in Boston College safety Justin Simmons.

According to Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, Simmons has worked out for the Colts since his pro day.  Pauline notes that Simmons has also worked out for the Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, and New Orleans Saints since his pro day as well.

Simmons played in 50 games during his career at Boston College, recording 229 tackles, four tackles for loss, a sack, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, 22 passes defensed, and eight interceptions.  During his senior season in 2015, Simmons came up with eight turnovers (five picks and three fumble recoveries), proving to be a playmaker and showing the ability to get the football.  He played at cornerback as well, meaning that he has experience at both the corner and safety positions - something that will certainly appeal to teams.  That means that he has the ability to cover and to drop down and play in the nickel and things like that, something that NFL teams could use in today's passing league.

The Colts would be wise to think about a long-term safety plan this offseason, as Mike Adams is 35 years old.  The position isn't a need right now, but it could become one soon.  Because of that, there wouldn't be anything wrong with the team taking a safety in the draft, and a mid-round pick like Justin Simmons could be one they consider.