Height: 6’1″ Weight: 187 lbs. D.O.B.: 1/17/1989 Age: 23
Position: CB Depth Chart: 2nd
Uniform Number: 23
High School: Monsignor Pace H.S. (Miami Gardens, FL)
College: Miami (Fla.)
Drafted: 3rd round (17th pick) by the Oakland Raiders (2011)
NFL Experience: 2 years
Pro Bowls: N/A
Acquired: 2011 NFL Draft
Contract Length: Signed a four-year, $2.63 million deal in 2011.
Interceptions: 1 (2011)
Passes Defended: 4 (2011)
Tackles: 12 (2011)
A tall, lanky player, “DVD” possesses blazing speed (clocked at 4.28 seconds in the 2011 NFL Combine 40-yard dash, tying for the 3rd fastest ever). Despite his great athleticism, Van Dyke is still very raw, with only 21 starts in 51 games as a Miami Hurricane. Had good playing time as a rookie, with 14 games including 4 starts. Needs to work on his vision, football IQ and physicality. DVD is looking to gain some much neeed weight before the 2012 season, which will certainly help him compete with stronger, more experienced receivers. Still has plenty of room to improve, specially in terms of fundamentals, but has all the physical tools in the world to make that transition successfully.