April 16, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
New Mexico State corner Winston Rose excels at local workout for Los Angeles Rams
New Mexico State cornerback Winston Rose excelled during the Los Angeles Rams' local prospect workout Saturday in Oxnard, Calif. Rose met with Rams coach Jeff Fisher afterward and received strong feedback about his performance. The Rams have Rose's 40-yard dash time from his campus Pro Day workout at 4.38 seconds. "The workout went good, Jeff Fisher talked to my mom and I was the only defensive back that was there," Rose said in a telephone interview following the workout. "I talked to Dennard Wilson, the defensive backs coach, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and Jeff Fisher and Steve Kazor, their scout, and their special-teams coordinator, John Fassel. "I told coach Fassel how I was on every special team at New Mexico State. It couldn't have gone any better. It was very exciting. I was a little nervous. Once I felt comfortable after the first drill, everything was in place. Overall, I felt good with my performance. It was a great day. I feel like that could be home." Rose had a 1.5 10-yard split. Rose played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl all-star game. Here's a link to his highlight video The 5-foot-11, 177-pounder had a 10-3 broad jump and a 36-inch vertical leap at his Pro Day. He bench pressed 225 pounds 10 times. He had a 32 3/8 arm length, 9 3/8 hands and a 74 1/2 inch wingspan. Rose had a 11.13 60-yard shuttle and a 6.72 three-cone drill. Those are among the best of any draft prospect. "My skills, obviously my speed and my athleticism and my overall ball skills," Rose said. "Winston Rose as a person, I'm going to help a team. I have length and quickness. I want to improve on being consistent." Rose intercepted five passes playing for former NFL defensive coordinator Larry Coyer. "I feel that I'm ready for the next level defensive schemes because I played under Larry Coyer, a NFL Super Bowl coach, which I had my best season at New Mexico State," Rose said. Rose majored in individualized study with a minor in business. "I'd like to go into business, restaurant catering business and give back to youth," Rose said. An Inglewood native, Rose excelled on special teams. "I just want to make the 53-man roster and contribute on special teams and pretty much anything," Rose said ."I feel ready." Rose trains at IX Innovations with Abdul Foster and is represented by Houston-based agent J.D. Ogilvie, a former Utah State football player and Columbia University alumnus. Rose played at Los Angeles Valley Junior College before transferring and was a first-team all-conference selection. He had three interceptions, returning two for touchdowns. He was a first-team all-league wide receiver and defensive back at St. Genevieve High School. "Winston has everything you look for in a starting cornerback," Ogilvie said. "From his length, his agility, speed, the numbers he put up at his Pro Day are top tier in every single category. On top of that, he has gained 10 pounds since he's been out here in Houston. He has the natural skill set of a starting cornerback. He's going to get a chance to develop his skills and work his way to earning a starting role." Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.