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Adrian Amos | Cornerback

Team: Penn State Nittany Lions
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/29/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 209

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Bears selected Penn State DB Adrian Amos with the No. 142 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Amos (6'1/218) played the boundary, slot, and safety for PSU, starting 38 games and compiling 9.0 career TFLs, three sacks, and seven interceptions. He wasn't beaten for a single touchdown pass as a senior. Amos ran 4.56 at the Combine, but showed short-area quicks with a 4.03 short shuttle. Amos improved his forty to 4.39 at the PSU Pro Day and has extensive special teams experience. Amos is a bit of a tweener defensive back, but his versatility should get him on the field early. May 2 - 2:10 PM

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Eagles head coach Chip Kelly put Penn State DB Adrian Amos through a workout on PSU's campus.

You'll recall that Amos recently visited the Eagles, so this was something of a follow-up. "The Eagles said I did well," Amos wrote in a draft diary. "It all comes down to where they see value. I personally know what I can do and what value I bring to the team. It's about getting everybody to realize that. With this draft, you never know where you may fall or how you may fall to another team." Amos also passed along that he will attend the Ravens' local workout on Tuesday.
Apr 19 - 6:29 PM

Penn State DB Adrian Amos recently visited the Eagles.

"They like my versatility at safety and being able to play cornerback," Amos wrote. "They wanted to see how we pick up defenses and just get an overall understanding of my knowledge of the game." This marriage makes so much enough, and it is even obvious enough that Josh Norris mocked it in the Eagles' draft preview. The team seems to prioritize athleticism and versatility. Amos has both. A third round selection is definitely possible.
Apr 11 - 9:30 AM

Penn State DB Adrian Amos "checks all the boxes when it comes to strong football intelligence, a willingness to digest tape and cover skills," NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein.

The analyst compares him to Husain Abdullah. "The biggest question is whether or not he can fit with a coordinator looking for playmakers and chance-takers," Zierlein wrote. "He must prove that he can play with greater overlap. Amos' scheme versatility is a big plus, but I wouldn't ask him to play inside the box very often." Amos ranks as the No. 5 safety in the class, according to Zierlein. The six-foot, 215-pounder, who is experienced, versatile, muscled-up and athletic, recorded a 4.38 forty and posted an impressive 21 reps on the bench press at his pro day.
Mar 27 - 11:58 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis believes Penn State DB Adrian Amos "has plenty of speed and athleticism."

The 6-foot, 218-pound former All-Big Ten Conference honorable-mention selection put up 225 pounds 21 times, and brought his 40-yard dash down to 4.39 seconds(4.56 at combine). The Penn State prospect posted a 35.5-inch vertical leap and a 10-1 broad jump, with 4.03 three-cone drill (ranked second among safeties) at the combine. Amos has the ideal size for the position, and teams will love the aggressiveness he brings in both the run and passing game. With an improved forty time, Amos could see a nice boost in his stock.
Mar 27 - 3:28 PM

Penn State DB Adrian Amos had an "impressive workout" at the school's pro day, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Amos recorded a 4.38 forty and posted an impressive 21 reps on the bench press (which would have been good for fourth-best amongst DBs at the combine). The six-foot, 215-pounder is experienced, versatile, muscled-up and athletic. Teams must decide if his best fit is at corner or safety. We think he might end up as the fifth defensive back in nickel packages.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 22 - 1:26 AM

Penn State DB Adrian Amos recorded a 4.39 forty at the school's pro day.

That is an improvement of .17 from the Combine. Amos also put up 21 bench press reps. The long defensive back will be viewed as a corner and safety by varying teams, and could be the fifth player in coverage in nickel packages.
Mar 19 - 1:50 PM

Penn State senior DB Adrian Amos has accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Amos will join teammate Mike Hull (linebacker) at the annual competition. Over the summer, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote that the 6-foot, 209-pound senior takes "aggressive angles and explodes downhill" on his tackles. Unlike many collegiate corners, Amos already has a decent amount of bulk and muscle. The team leader has a 4.45 40-time.
Source: Senior Bowl
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 09:49:00 PM

Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop said senior DB Adrian Amos has the talent and versatility to be the "best defensive back in all of college football."

Amos has already started 25 games at Penn State, 19 at CB and six at safety. The expectation is that he'll start at safety this fall, though the coaching staff understands he can easily be shifted back to corner if needed. "Amos is well built with good height, length and overall frame for the position, displaying adequate bulk and strength. He takes aggressive angles and explodes downhill while also showing the start/stop quickness to recover and alter his path mid-momentum," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler. "Amos has taken positive steps in his development each season and with a strong senior year in 2014, he could really help himself in the eyes of NFL evaluators."
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 08:33:00 PM

Penn State defensive coordinator John Butler announced that junior DB Adrian Amos will be the team's third cornerback.

Amos started every game at cornerback in 2012 but shifted to strong safety during spring practice. He will man the slot behind starters Trevor Williams and Jordan Lucas in nickel situations. "He's got all the skills," Butler said of Amos, per ESPN. "He's a guy we can put in different spots." Amos is a big, sturdy defensive back who earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors last year while collecting 44 tackles, two interceptions and 2.5 tackles for loss.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 02:42:00 PM