Kansas City Chiefs Scouting Report: Adrian Amos


The Kansas City Chiefs enter the 2015 NFL Draft with plenty of picks to fill their remaining roster needs. That includes the safety position, where three-time pro-bowler Eric Berry‘s future remains in doubt as he recovers from Lymphoma.

Former Penn St. Adrian Amos could fit the bill as early as the second round.


At 6’0″ 218 lbs. Adrian Amos possess good size to be an enforcer in the middle of the field. Amos also played corner in some sub-packages at Penn State, suggesting he has the versatility that Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton craves.

CBS Sports calls Amos smooth in coverage and notes that he plays the football very well. They even think it possible that Adrian Amos could become a bump-and run corner if he works hard on his footwork and technique.

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Adrian Amos also can explode downhill, but doesn’t seem to make many big plays. He can also fail to wrap up when trying to make tackles, which suggests he’s more of a deep coverage guy than an in-the-box safety.

Amos also returned kicks his freshman and sophomore seasons. Thus, he could provide some value for the Kansas City Chiefs on special teams along with help in nickel and dime sets.

NFL.com says that Amos was strong in zone coverage in college and is rarely out of position. NFL.com concludes:

"Amos checks all the boxes when it comes to strong football intelligence, a willingness to digest tape and cover skills. The biggest question is whether or not he can fit with a coordinator looking for playmakers and chance-takers. He must prove that he can play with greater overlap. Amos’ scheme versatility is a big plus, but I wouldn’t ask him to play inside the box very often."

In short, Amos seems like the kind of guy that doesn’t make many mistakes, but also doesn’t make many big plays.


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NFL.com projects Adrian Amos as a 2nd or 3rd round pick. CBS Sports sees Amos as a 3rd or 4th round talent.

For the Kansas City Chiefs, I think Adrian Amos would be a good value at the team’s 3rd round compensation pick. Remember, safety may not be a huge need if Eric Berry proves to be healthy. The team also has free-agent Tyvon Branch signed to a 1-year contract.

Consequently, the Kansas City Chiefs do not have a crying need at safety and can afford to take players that fit their system or provide good value.

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