Editor's note: As Penn State free safety Adrian Amos gets ready for the NFL draft, the former Calvert Hall standout will be sharing details about his preparations with Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson. The 6-foot, 218-pound All-Big Ten Conference honorable-mention selection has been projected anywhere from the third round to the fifth round by draft analysts. Amos improved his 40-yard dash from 4.56 seconds at the NFL scouting combine to 4.39 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout and also bench-pressed 225 pounds 21 times Here's his eighth entry in the series:
I'm at home this week. I've been working out at the Under Armour facility in Baltimore. They've got everything that I need. It's a good location here in Baltimore. It's nice, it's definitely pretty good.
[Cleveland Browns and former Towson running back] Terrance West works out with us. We were doing the whole workout together. He was just saying, it's all about the grind. I see how hard he works and watch his confidence for the game.
This is the time to go harder than ever. After the draft, it's time for minicamps and it's all about football stuff and getting ready.
I'm staying downtown and going back and forth between my parents' house and there. They live in the Towson area now.
The best part about being back home is being in familiar territory. At the same time, I don't know where I'm going to be going next. I'm waiting and biding my time and I don't know what's going to happen. You don't know what each general manager and coaches are thinking and where you might end up. In a month, I could be living in any state.
I always say it's a blessing. Every day is a new challenge and there's also a lot of uncertainty going on. I'm reading good things about myself as far as the Internet. It's blowing up.
I'm going to be to be on ESPN's "Hey Rookie, Welcome to the NFL." They're going to be following me around the Penn State campus and out here to get more stuff. They're going to be seeing my process and showing them about myself. It's a great opportunity.
There ain't too much fun right now. I'm just figuring out where I'm going and biding my time. I didn't see 'Get Hard" yet, the Kevin Hart-Will Ferrell movie. My sister wants me to take her to see it this weekend.
I read my Bible a lot. I like the Book of Psalms. That was my grandmother's favorite. She used to quote Psalm 91 a lot when I was growing up. Even when she was older and had Alzheimer's, she passed about three or four years ago, she could still quote the entire verse. All you had to do was start it off.
My mother loves the Bible. She uses the Bible a lot to teach us how to act. My mother was a big part of me getting into the Bible a lot and my faith. My mother instilled the Bible a lot in me.