The Bears traded their fifth-round pick last year to trade up for Brock Vereen, and picked up another fifth-rounder in the Brandon Marshall trade. Today, that pick is another safety, Penn State's Adrian Amos.
Amos is a 6'0", 218 pound safety with good range and athleticism, boasting a 4.37 and 4.40 40 yard dash, 21 bench reps, and earned top marks at the combine in the 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle.
Amos is a coverage/range safety who moves well, recognizes routes and gets in position. He excels in zone and can stick with a target pretty well. Against the run, not so much - the angles and instincts just aren't quite there. He won't take many chances, but instead make the sure play or conservative play.
NFL.com had him as a third or fourth round pick. Here's the full scouting report.
I can't help but note the juxtaposition between trading the fifth-round pick to pick a safety last year and... drafting another safety in the fifth round this year. He joins a backfield lacking a difference maker, but could be a steady player to solidify a position.
Amos made 38 consecutive starts and was an All-Big Ten honorable mention last season, posting 42 tackles, three interceptions (tied for the lead at the school) and 2.5 tackles for loss. He recorded 19 pass breakups and 7 interceptions over his Penn State career, as well as 9 tackles for loss and 149 tackles overall (102 solo).
What are your thoughts?