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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Winston Rose, CB, New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University cornerback Winston Rose is a fun player to watch

New Mexico State University cornerback Winston Rose is a fun player to watch

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name? 

Winston Rose

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’0 181

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

New Mexico State 

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?


Where are you from? 

Los Angeles, California 

Who is your role model, and why? 

My mother. She displays the definition of strength and hard work

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball and Track n Field  

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Wide Receiver 

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My length and quickness 

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

Formation. Personnel. But more importantly like any signs between the QB and WR.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

LaQuon Treadwell

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Dominique Rodgers-Cromatie and because of his speed, quickness and ball skills 

winston roseWhat was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it? 

Losing my brother. Never will get over it but time ease the pain away.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Don’t really like to eat a lot before a pre game 

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome? 

Not getting the exposure and recognition like power house schools 

What is your biggest strength? 

My length and ball skills 

What is your biggest weakness? 

Being consistent

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I’ll will be the most hard working player that you will have. I’m willing to do whatever the team needs even if special teams is my role.  

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up? 

Favorite player Deion Sanders

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose? 

My brother, grandma and grandpa

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

Buy my mom a house 

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