Editor's note: As Penn State free safety and cornerback Adrian Amos got ready for the NFL draft, the former Calvert Hall standout shared 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 to be taken anywhere from the third round to the fifth round by draft analysts. Amos played in the Senior Bowl and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout. He visited the Philadelphia Eagles and worked out for coach Chip Kelly at Calvert Hall, worked out for an undisclosed AFC East team and worked out for the Ravens and Washington Redskins at their local prospect days. Here's his 13th and final entry in the series:
It's finally here. I couldn't tell you what team I feel like I'm going to. Things are just so unpredictable at this time as far as what teams think, what they need, where they think you will fall. I don't even look into that any more. Somebody will pick me.
I've been working out, biding my time. My birthday is Wednesday. I probably won't do too much for my birthday. I don't really eat cake. I eat pretty healthy. I didn't always do that, but now I've been eating more and more healthy. I've been training hard. I'm about 215 pounds now.
My bags are pretty much packed. I'm ready. It's excitement, that this time is coming. It's a long process since the day after the bowl game. I'm just ready for this day to come so I can get to work with whatever team I get drafted to.
My goal for my rookie season is to earn everything I can get. That's what I want. My goal is to always contribute. I never just want to be there. I want to be the best.
Why should a team draft me? Because I'm the most versatile defensive back in the draft. I can play corner and safety at a high level. I bring a positive energy to a locker room as well.
I laugh at some of the things I read, but sometimes I wonder where all that comes from. The coaches and GMs make the decisions. You got to play the game. That's all I'm saying.
During the draft, we're all going to be together. I'll be with my family. I'm happy to watch the draft and see what happens after that. I'm ready to find out where my new home is going to be in the NFL.