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* The Bears don’t have a 5th round pick due to last year’s trade for Brock Vereen (good one Emery!).
Chicago Bears 6th round mock:
167.) Adrian Amos, S – Penn St
I was tempted to pick a safety for the Bears in every round, but it just isn’t a good safety draft and the Bears can’t afford to draft for need instead of the best player available. They have too many holes on both sides of the ball to reach for players based on position which is why I passed on flawed safeties like Cody Prewitt, Gerod Holliman, and Kurtis Drummand in rounds 2-4. One safety prospect who has been underrated throughout the whole draft process is Adrian Amos from Penn St. I have him graded as a 3rd-4th rounder, but he has flown under the radar so far. Even in the Senior Bowl, when he had a monster hit on TE Clive Walford, the announcers gave credit to someone else. Maybe the Bears will get lucky and Amos will fall to late in day 3. They certainly need help at the position and Amos is the type of versatile safety that Vic Fangio prefers for his scheme.
Attributes – 6’1 | 214 | 4.59
Scouting report – Has played corner, free safety and strong safety for Penn St over the last two seasons and has been solid in all three roles. As a former corner, he has strong coverage skills which translate well to free safety and has been one of the biggest hitters in the Big Ten as a senior strong safety. Amos has good size, decent ball skills (3 INTs last season), adequate speed for an NFL safety and has developed into a big hitter against both the run and the pass. I’m not sure why scouts aren’t higher on Amos and would be fine with the Bears drafting him two rounds sooner. DC Vic Fangio has always preferred versatile safeties who can play both strong and free safety and Amos fits that description perfectly. He can hold his own on coverage, provide solid run support, and absolutely lay people out over the middle. Amos is a tough, intelligent safety prospect who can provide depth at either position and bring some toughness to the middle of the field that the Bears have been lacking the last few years..
NFL ceiling – Eric Reid
Others considered: CB Cam Thomas (WKU), DT Leon Orr (Florida), C Max Garcia (Florida), OT Jamon Brown (Louisville), OLB Tony Washington (Oregon), QB Brandon Bridge (S. Alabama), RB Terrance McGee (LSU), WR Antwan Goodley (Baylor)