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2011 Denver Broncos Draft Cameos: DeMarcus Van Dyke

Cornerback - DeMarcus Van Dyke, Miami

Height:  6'0"
Weight:  176
40yd:  4.28

Interest Level:

Private Workout:  Yes
Private Visit to Team Facility:  No
Attended Proday:  No
Other: -

Quick Take:

Speedy DB, needs to get into a strength program that can finish off the development of his frame.  Can't currently play to his elite speed levels and lost his starting position as as senior.  Below adequate tackling ability, his strength at this point is getting up in press coverage and then using his speed to stay with the receiver down the field.  Can be a disruptive player and is difficult to beat in a straight line.

Where He Goes in the Draft:

Middle of 4th round

What is Denver's Interest In Him?


The speed alone is worthy of a look, and could lead to Van Dyke being overdrafted, as he is a developmental corner who will only be half-effective on STs, until he starts getting behind his pads a bit and improving his tackling.  Denver should let him fall and only consider him at #186 at the earliest.  A sixth rounder may be a lot to spend on a player almost destined to go to the practice squad, but you can't coach speed.

Position, Name

CB Patrick Peterson

DT Marcell Dareus

QB Blaine Gabbert

Top OLB/DE Von Miller
DE Robert Quinn

DT Nick Fairley

QB Cam Newton

Middle OT Nate Solder
OT Anthony Costanzo
DE Da'Quan Bowers
DE Aldon Smith

Bottom DT/NT Phil Taylor
DE Adrian Clayborn
OG/C Danny Watkins
OLB Akeem Ayers


QB Jake Locker
QB Christian Ponder
DE Jabaal Sheard
QB Ryan Mallett
CB Brandon Harris
QB Andy Dalton

2 Middle RB Mikel LeShoure
OLB Bruce Carter
ILB Quan Sturdivant

Bottom OT Ben Ijalana
RB Daniel Thomas
DE Allen Bailey
DT Marvin Austin

Top QB Colin Kaepernick
LB Dontay Moch
3 Middle WR Greg Little
FS Quinton Carter

Bottom RB DeMarco Murray
WR Edmund Gates
RB Kendall Hunter
DT Kenrick Ellis
SS Jaiquawn Jarrett

Top RB Allen Bradford
4 Middle CB DeMarcus Van Dyke

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[Note:  All players in the table are ranked by overall grade within their round grouping, however, the round groupings are based on where this player will likely be drafted based on where teams are currently selecting in the draft.  Therefore a player is ranked within a group by his level of ability, but players in nearby groupings may have higher or lower actual grades, despite being in a different group.  Confusing enough for you? --Styg]