Daylon Mack

Texas A&M

Prospect Info

College
Texas A&M
Hometown
Class
TX
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 1"
336 lbs
31 1/4”
Hands
10 1/4”

Prospect Grade

5.40
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Baltimore
Ravens
Round 5 ‧ Pick 22
Go to Pick
40 Yard Dash
5.1u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
30
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
27.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
102.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
8.02
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.95
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Mack arrived in College Station as a USA Today first-team All-American from east Texas. He excelled as a true freshman, playing in all 13 games as a key reserve, making 32 tackles, 9.5 for loss. Mack again played in 13 games as a sophomore, but made fewer plays (25 stops, 2.5 for loss, 1.5 sacks). Though his total tackles dropped in 2017 (19), Mack got his first college start and had five tackles for loss and a sack on the season. Coaches inserted Mack in the starting lineup for all 13 games of his senior season and he delivered with 32 tackles, 10 for loss, and 5.5 sacks while also blocking a kick.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 4
NFL Comparison
Dan Williams
Overview
Mack has been a largely underwhelming player for extended portions of his time at Texas A&M despite lofty expectations coming out of high school. However, he responded well to an off-season coaching staff change and a new defensive coordinator, and his play has helped to resuscitate his draft stock. While he has to prove he can build on his senior season, his mass and anchor could appeal to 3-4 or 4-3 teams looking to shore up the middle of their defense with a plugger in the later rounds.
Strengths
  • Girthy wide-body with a thick, heavy base that teams dream of for nose tackles
  • Desired center of gravity improves ability to sink into the soil and stand his ground against double teams
  • Played with urgency defending and squeezing his gap this year
  • Impressive growth and improvement from 2017 to 2018
  • Quick reaction to snap firing out of stance and into neutral zone with force
  • Combination of balance and upper-body power make him tough to whip with a single blocker
  • Anticipates double teams and seeks to split them before they develop
  • Plays with wide base and quality shed strength
  • Rarely stops churning feet as bull-rusher, allowing him to maximize his pocket push.
Weaknesses
  • Inconsistent feel for down blocks on his edge
  • At times, fails to have off-hand ready to attack angle blocks and protect his edge
  • Anchor could benefit from improved feel for footwork and redistribution of weight after contact
  • Tackle radius somewhat limited by squatty frame and lack of length
  • Goes from hunter to survivor against double teams when fatigue sets in
  • Despite solid senior season, body of work has been underwhelming relative to his talent
GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league