Photo of Adrian Amos
Drafted By: Bears
  • Round 5
  • Pick 6
  • Overall 142

Combine Results

5.46 ?
  • 4.56 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 122.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.09 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.03 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.33 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Amos is rangy and athletic who consistently reads his keys correctly from multiple alignments. Chicago needed some defensive back depth and he is the type of versatile athlete that strengthens the unit. Solid value here. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'0" Height
  • 32 1/4" Arm Length
  • 218LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands


Selected honorable mention All-Big Ten 2012-2014. Started all 37 games over last three seasons with Penn State. Played in 12 games as a backup in 2011. Was selected All-Met and Baltimore City Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in high school.

Pro Day Results

40-yard dash: 4.37 and 4.4 seconds
Bench press: 21 reps of 225 pounds



Athletic with good range. Fluid in space with easy backpedal and smooth hips. Has ability to turn, run and recover when ball is in the air. Good route recognition. Trustworthy in coverage and is rarely out of position. Can line up defense. Offered versatility in coverage. Played some slot corner in sub packages. Outstanding in zone coverage at Penn State. Can crowd receivers and closes throwing windows. Allowed just 3.9 yards per target in 2014. Has twitch to trigger and close on throws.


Doesn't display great sense of urgency in run support. Takes suspect angles against run from high to low and when lined up near line of scrimmage. Will throw body at runner, but carries no sting behind pads, sliding down target and finishing tackle near ankles at times. Average instincts. Hyper-focused on responsibility and seems unwilling to take chances. Would rather see it than sense it.

Draft Projection

Round 3 or 4

Sources Tell Us

"Great athlete but I don't always see him play to his ability." - AFC defensive backs coach

NFL Comparison

Husain Abdullah

Bottom Line

Amos checks all the boxes when it comes to strong football intelligence, a willingness to digest tape and cover skills. The biggest question is whether or not he can fit with a coordinator looking for playmakers and chance-takers. 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.
-Lance Zierlein
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.