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NFL Draft 2015: Eagles, Chip Kelly worked out Penn State safety Adrian Amos

The Eagles are showing a lot of interest in this defensive back.

via @calverthall

As noted by Matt Lombardo of, the Philadelphia Eagles met with Penn State safety Adrian Amos for a private workout on Thursday. The meeting took place at Calvert Hall College in Baltimore, Maryland. Here's visual evidence.

Several members of the Eagles' staff were in attendance. This list includes head coach Chip Kelly, defensive coordinator Billy Davis, and vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz.

The Eagles seem to be showing a lot of interest in Amos heading up to the 2015 NFL Draft. Philadelphia hosted Amos on an official pre-draft visit last week. Amos reportedly watched film with the Eagles in a meeting during Penn State's pro day.

In a draft journal published on National Football Post, Amos wrote that the Eagles like his versatility to play both cornerback and safety. It's no secret that Philadelphia values defensive backs with that kind of skill set; just take a look at Malcolm Jenkins.

Here's what we wrote about Amos last week:

Amos measures in at 6-0, 218 pounds. The senior safety finished his college career with 149 tackles, 22 passes defensed, seven interceptions, and three sacks. He seems to have the size and versatility the Eagles like in their defensive backs.

CBS Sports projects Amos to be a mid-round draft pick. Here's a scouting report on him via

"Strengths - Athletic with good range. Fluid in space with easy backpedal and smooth hips. Has ability to turn, run and recover when ball is in the air. Good route recognition. Trustworthy in coverage and is rarely out of position. Can line up defense. Offered versatility in coverage. Played some slot corner in sub packages. Outstanding in zone coverage at Penn State. Can crowd receivers and closes throwing windows. Allowed just 3.9 yards per target in 2014. Has twitch to trigger and close on throws.

Weaknesses - Doesn't display great sense of urgency in run support. Takes suspect angles against run from high to low and when lined up near line of scrimmage. Will throw body at runner, but carries no sting behind pads, sliding down target and finishing tackle near ankles at times. Average instincts. Hyper-focused on responsibility and seems unwilling to take chances. Would rather see it than sense it.

Bottom Line - 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."

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