Buffalo Bills Draft Prospects: Adrian Amos


We have taken a look at 5 other safeties, this will be the last one in this group that we will take a look at as a possible prospect for the Buffalo Bills to bring in to the safety position to compete for that one spot that is open due to Da’Norris Searcy leaving for other pastures.  

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Adrian Amos is the last of the safeties that we will take a look at before moving on to another position to break down.  Adrian Amos has some speed to him, placing a 4.37 40 yard dash at the combine.  He was also a top performer in the 20 and 60 yard shuffles.

Amos, coming out of Penn State, had started all 37 games over the last 3 years.  He has a draft grade of 5.46 which puts him in the draft class category of NFL back-up or special teams potential, but being close to the cut off, he could be a potential starter in the NFL as well.

Some strengths and weaknesses of Adrian Amos is…

"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.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.– NFL.com"

Adrian Amos is being projected to be drafted in the 3rd or 4th round.  He is also being compared to Husain Abdullah.  Abdullah has has been in the league for 6 years and has been with 2 teams.  He has 181 tackles in 86 games with 2.5 sacks and 6 interceptions.

The bottom line for Adrian Amos is…

"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."

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