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Adrian Amos' NFL draft diary: Chapter Seven

Adrian Amos run the 40-yard-dash during Penn State's campus pro day on Thursday.
Adrian Amos run the 40-yard-dash during Penn State's campus pro day on Thursday. (Nabil K. Mark, Centre Daily Times)

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 this week and also bench-pressed 225 pounds 21 times Here's his seventh entry in the series.

I'm pretty happy. I'm pleased that this was another opportunity to show what I can do and improve my draft stock.

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That's the good part, and now it's over with. I get back into the part I love, the football part of it.

I think I showed them that I can play cornerback, and they can see that on the film.

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With the 40-yard dash, it was a better situation being back at Penn State. I've been working on that. I had a good idea I would do that because this is what I normally run. I was disappointed a little bit by my 40-yard dash at the combine. I knew I could run better.

The bench press, when I got to 21 reps, I was pleased with what I did.

I watched film with the Philadelphia Eagles. I talked with them afterward and a lot of teams who had me at 4.37, 4.38, 4.39. That included the Houston Texans. The Eagles and Ravens' secondary coaches were there.

The teams said I moved pretty good in the drills. I weighed in at 215. I didn't jump again, but I probably could have got better numbers than the combine.

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I'm going to take a couple of days off and then I'll get back into working out. I've got to stay in shape and get into even better shape. I've got to get ready for workouts and after the draft I've got to go in to whatever team I'm going to.

This weekend, I'll just relax and spend time with family. I'm going home and going to church on Sunday.

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