Alabama Football: 5 takeaways from the A-Day Game

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What did Alabama football fans learn from the A-Day Game?

Another spring is in the books, and it was a productive one for Alabama football. Even with some players missing due to injuries, fans got to see plenty of new stars for the first time along with some fan favorites on both sides of the ball.

Alabama’s A-Day Game was low-scoring, but fans still got to see their beloved Crimson Tide as they raised a national championship flag and celebrated last year’s team.

There were plenty of things worth celebrating from last year’s team, but the A-Day Game is also a time to look ahead as a new team takes the field. So, what are the top takeaways from Alabama football’s public scrimmage on Saturday?

5. Expect plenty of plays with two tight ends

Alabama ran plenty of 12 personnel in the A-Day Game, and it was clear why. We all know about Jahleel Billingsley. He will be a key facet to the Tide’s 2021 offense. Alongside him, Alabama will be using Cameron Latu. Latu has turned into a quality receiving option, and he displayed his potential in the A-Day Game. He had 65 yards on two catches and scored the only offensive touchdown of the game.

Tight ends help with blocking. With so many defenses trying to spread the field, their size is a valuable asset. It adds a new facet to the offense that makes Alabama even harder to stop. Alabama will have depth at running back and receiver, but having two tight ends who can make plays will help separate this offense.