Philadelphia Eagles: Post-Free Agency 7-Round Mock Draft

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Nov 2, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions safety Adrian Amos (4) during the third quarter against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Illinois 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

Round 5 (via STL): Adrian Amos, FS, Penn State

Once again the Eagles address their secondary with another versatile prospect in Penn State free safety Adrian Amos. At 6’0″, 218 lbs. with 321/2″ arms, Amos has the size that every team is looking for in a safety. But what will appeal to the Eagles most about Amos is his experience playing both cornerback and safety.

They value versatility all along their entire defense and like Byron Jones earlier in the draft, Amos would bring just that. Philadelphia also signed safety Malcolm Jenkins prior to the 2014 season and he was another player that played both positions in college. That experience is valuable because in the NFL today, safeties are asked to cover tight ends and slot wide receivers a lot more than they used to.

While this year’s draft class is considered weak at safety, there are some “gems” in the later rounds that may become starters one day. Amos is certainly one of them and the Eagles have been paying close attention to him. Philadelphia’s new defensive back coach Cory Undlin attended his pro day and the team even sat down and watched film with him as well, according to Aaron Wilson.

Next: Round 5: Mark Glowinski, OG, West Virginia