Re-Grading Ryan Pace’s First Draft Class
Adrian Amos, Penn State S, 5th round, 142nd Overall
Part of Amos’ high grade is due to the fact that he was a fifth-round pick. Not many teams get phenomenal production out of fifth-round picks, but Ryan Pace has managed to do that.
Amos earned a starting spot his rookie season and performed well. While he wasn’t the flashiest player, he was steady. In his second season, he regressed. So much so that the Bears went out and signed Quintin Demps and weren’t certain if Amos fit into their future plans.
This season, after Demps went down with an injury, Amos has stepped in and played very well. He’s been a little inconsistent at times, but he’s coming up and making plays in the running game and his coverage has been solid. Amos appears to be someone the Bears can pair with Eddie Jackson and have a very solid safety pair moving forward.