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Colts worked out UConn safety Junior Lee

According to the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson, the Colts worked out UConn safety Junior Lee.

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The Indianapolis Colts recently lost safety Colt Anderson in free agency, and while it wasn't a huge loss, the team will need to find a depth safety who can also contribute on special teams like Anderson could.  It's possible that the Colts could bring in a rookie in that role, and they've been working out and visiting with several safeties in the pre-draft process.

One such safety is UConn's Junior Lee, as the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson reported that the Colts, Jets, and Giants have worked out the safety.

Lee played in 46 games at UConn, recording 60 tackles, a tackle for loss, five passes defensed, and an interception while playing as a depth safety.  His biggest contributions, however, came on special teams, where he was an important piece and helped the coverage units.  His athleticism impressed at his pro day, as he ran a 4.5 40-yard dash, had a 10-6 broad jump, had a 37-inch vertical, and had 19 reps on the bench press - marks that would have ranked in the top five at his position at the NFL Combine.

It is not expected that Lee will get drafted, but the fact that the Colts worked him out could very well be so that they might possibly get an advantage in signing him as an undrafted free agent.  Ideally, Lee could be able to come in and compete to fill a Colt Anderson-like role, providing depth at safety while contributing with good play on special teams.  Some of the safeties the Colts have worked out could be potential starters either this year or down the road, but with Junior Lee, it's likely the Colts are looking at him more as a depth guy and special teams standout - a role that is still valuable to the team.