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Photo of Demarcus Van Dyke
Demarcus Van Dyke (DB)
  • Height:
    6'1"
  • Weight:
    176 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 3/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 in.
  • College:
    Miami
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: Oakland Raiders
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 17 (81)

Pick Analysis: Al Davis can't resist a prospect with exceptional speed, and the selection of Van Dyke reflects his commitment to adding speed to his secondary. He was one of the swiftest defensive backs at the NFL Scouting Combine, and he has the potential to develop into a quality backup corner in time.
Combine Stats
  • Bench Press5.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump33.5 inch
  • Broad Jump121.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill6.97 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.09 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.46 sec
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Overview

Van Dyke is a developmental sub-package defensive back prospect due to his track speed and height. Can do some good things in deep coverage and can recover but isn't sound in zone or underneath man coverage. Can make some plays on the ball but isn't going to rack up the interceptions. Is not physical when coming up to support the run. Isn't comfortable playing in a crowd but does break down well in space. Van Dyke was a dual-sport athlete at Miami (track) and has worked hard on the gridiron but only carries a mid-to-late round grade.


Strengths

Van Dyke is blessed with great speed and good height for a corner. Track athlete who can recover when beat and shows good burst to the football. Does a good job defending the deep ball with his length and straight-line speed. Is a good tackler in the open field. Hard-working and durable.

Weaknesses

Overall defensive back skill set needs polish. Is not overly fluid when asked to turn and run or stick with savvy route-runners. Will drift from his position in zone coverage. Not a real playmaker in terms of coming down with the INT. Not very productive when coming up in run support.

Grade

5.7

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: Demarcus Van Dyke

    Published: March 10, 2011 at 07:51 p.m.

    Watch Miami DB Demarcus Van Dyke work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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