Texas A&M Football: 4 things we learned from the spring game

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1. Daylon Mack may have finally arrived

The senior defensive tackle has had his moments in College Station. In those flashes he looked Superman, but moments later he’d turn back into Clark Kent. The talent has never been in question, the effort has always been the part of his game in question.

That freakish talent reared its head again on the very first snap of the Aggies’ spring game. Mack bulldozed his blocker and pulled down Nick Starkel from his back.

Mack owned up for his off field problems last week in a media session following practice:.

"I feel like I’ve struggled with my clarity a little bit. Off the field stuff, taking care of my body. I feel like that’s kind of hindered my performance and I haven’t been able to make the impact that I needed to make… [Now] I feel like I’m in the best condition I’ve been in since I’ve been in college so my weight is under control. I’m more consistent, not just losing a lot of weight after practicing. I’m in pretty good shape."

Saturday was Mack’s first chance to show the Aggie faithful he could combine that new effort with the athleticism he’s always had. He ended the day with three tackles and the one sack, a promising start to what could be a monster senior season.