Editor's note: As Penn State free safety and cornerback 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 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. Here's his 11th entry in the series:
I worked out for the Philadelphia Eagles at Calvert Hall for their head coach, Chip Kelly. It was a great opportunity to show what I can do. I got to show them how I can move and react to the football. I just did a visit there last week.
This was a follow-up workout. It was just another opportunity. I don't look too much further into it than that.
I'm a football fan, so I've been watching coach Kelly since he was at Oregon and with the Eagles. He's a great coach. I don't know him personally because I've never been coached by him. From what I've seen and hear, he's one of the great football minds. Watching him, I try to learn from anybody and any tip I get from any coach. I learn something new every day. I try to take advantage of these opportunities as far as my stock in the draft as a player and just learn more.
The Eagles said I did well. I never had trouble with workouts and stuff like that. I've just always been able to do those things and move very well.
It all comes down to where they see value. I personally know what I can do and what value I bring to the team. It's about getting everybody to realize that. With this draft, you never know where you may fall or how you may fall to another team. I just want to get to a team and then stuff doesn't matter anymore.
That was good to see Donovan Smith [Owings Mills High School], my Penn State teammate, get invited to the draft in Chicago. He's that caliber of player. He can always be dominant when he wants to be. That's not surprising at all. He's one of the best offensive tackles I've seen in college.
I'm going to the Ravens' local workout on Tuesday. It's another opportunity for me. It's my hometown team. I grew up watching the Ravens. Just like each and every workout and visit I do, this is another opportunity to showcase my knowledge of the the game and my movement skills and that I bring a lot to a team.
I just want to show what I can do and make a good impression on the team. This is my hometown team. When you're little, you're watching Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. You know the tradition of the Ravens.
It's been a pretty normal week for me. I've been working out and then I've got church on Sunday.