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, 215-pound All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention selection has been projected anywhere from the third round to the fifth round by draft analysts. Here's his first entry in the series, coming off his participation in last week's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.:
The Senior Bowl went well. It was a great opportunity. I talked to almost every NFL team out there.
They kept us busy. It was really long days preparing us for what it will be like at the next level. Obviously, it's a long tradition. Many NFL players, Hall of Famers, have played in that game. They take great pride in the city of Mobile in the Senior Bowl.
We went to the hospital to visit the patients who are rehabilitating and they were real excited to see us. I've always said since I was younger that I want to give back to Baltimore and start some kind of a foundation back home. I'd like to have a recreation center and a football camp, stuff like that.
I didn't get much barbecue. I did go to a seafood place. It was good, but not like Baltimore seafood. I don't eat too much oysters. The only seafood I like is fish, shrimp and crab.
The game itself, it was a great experience. It's a lot of talent on the field. You don't play all four quarters. It's a rotation. With the time I had in the game, I feel like I played pretty good. It was a great atmosphere and an honor to play in the game.
A lot of teams like my versatility. They like my film. A lot of them said they were waiting to see how well I do at the combine and they say that will boost my draft status.
I'm back at IMG [Academy's training facility in Bradenton, Fla.] now for my third week overall there. I'll get all my rest after I see where I'm going [in the draft]. I'd rather be playing than resting. After the combine next month, I'm going home for a little bit and then back to Penn State for my Pro Day on March 19. Then, I'll train in Baltimore until the draft.
This is my dream, so I'm not going to complain about the hard work that goes into that.