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Colts show interest in New Mexico State cornerback Winston Rose

According to the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson, the Colts have shown interest in New Mexico State cornerback Winston Rose.

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As the NFL Draft approaches, the Indianapolis Colts are still doing all they can to make sure they are prepared for this weekend.  Part of where that preparation really comes in handy is on day three, and the Colts have spent plenty of time this offseason looking into prospects who will be available on the third day of the draft in rounds four through seven.

We can add another one to that list, as the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson (who has been terrific when reporting workouts, visits, and draft interest this year) reports that the Colts have expressed interest in New Mexico State cornerback Winston Rose as a potential day three pick.  Wilson notes that the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams, New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, and Houston Texans have also expressed similar interest.

Rose spent three seasons at New Mexico State after playing his first two collegiate seasons at Los Angeles Valley College.  Rose played just two games in his first year at New Mexico State due to injury, but he came back to have solid 2014 and 2015 campaigns.  During his time at New Mexico State, he played in 23 games and recorded 105 tackles, three tackles for loss, five interceptions, eight passes defensed, and a forced fumble.  In 2014, he played for former Colts defensive coordinator Larry Coyer (2009-2011) and had a great campaign in intercepting five passes and breaking up two more.  He had an impressive pro day this year, including a time of 4.38 in the 40-yard dash.

Rose could indeed be an option for the Colts on day three of the draft, as it would add an athletic player to the mix at the position for Chuck Pagano to work with.  Obviously, this could depend some on whether the Colts grab a cornerback earlier in the draft, but if that doesn't happen and if Winston Rose is still sitting there when some of the Colts' picks come around on Saturday, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the team consider taking him.