Eagles, Browns to work out Combine’s fastest man

Miami cornerback Demarcus Van Dyke ran the fastest forty-yard dash at last week’s Scouting Combine, clocking a 4.28 official time.  It was the third fastest forty since the year 2000.

Only Chris Johnson (4.24) and Stanford Routt (4.27) have been faster in the last decade.

Contacted by PFT on Saturday, Van Dyke revealed that he has private, on-campus workouts scheduled with the Eagles and Browns on the 14th and 17th of this month. The Eagles have a major need at right cornerback, while the Browns are pursuing help at the nickel position.

At the Combine, Van Dyke weighed in at 6-foot-1 and 176 pounds. In addition to the blazing forty time, “DVD” recorded a 33.5-inch vertical, 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump, and 4.09 20-yard shuttle time.

PFT also asked Van Dyke if he’s heard rumors that the stopwatch at the Combine was broken, resulting in inaccurate official times.

“Naw,” he said.

So add smarts to Van Dyke’s impressive height-speed combination.

27 responses to “Eagles, Browns to work out Combine’s fastest man

  1. Okay we get it he’s fast; but can he play pro-football? There’s been lots of speedy guys in the NFL; but how many really made an impact when they knew they were going to get hit? Willie Gault? Not! Renaldo “Skeets” Nehemiah? Not! Raghib “Rocket” Ismail had a couple good years a kick returner; but never really had a great impact in the game. Only “Bullet” Bob Hayes made the most of his speed and had an impact in the NFL!

  2. 6’1″ 176 pounds. Is Fat Andy going to draft him, and have the newly minted defensive guru Juan Castillo convert him to defensive lineman? Seems about right…

  3. It wasn’t broken, but a couple of the times were interrupted when that damn cuckoo bird popped out and started squawking.

  4. If he hasn’t blown his knee out in the past 12 months, the Eagles have no interest.

  5. henryd3rd says: Mar 5, 2011 3:58 PM

    Okay we get it he’s fast; but can he play pro-football? There’s been lots of speedy guys in the NFL; but how many really made an impact when they knew they were going to get hit? Willie Gault? Not! Renaldo “Skeets” Nehemiah? Not! Raghib “Rocket” Ismail had a couple good years a kick returner; but never really had a great impact in the game. Only “Bullet” Bob Hayes made the most of his speed and had an impact in the NFL!

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    You are forgetting the former University of Missouri and St. Louis Cardinal wide receiver/track star Mel Gray who made four straight Pro Bowls in the 70s. He was too fast to get hit!

  6. How often do the fastest guys at the combine actually have NFL careers? Probably not very often.

  7. DVD sucked at Miami, he sucked at the Senior Bowl. He doesn’t play that fast either.

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    henryd3rd says:
    Mar 5, 2011 3:58 PM
    Okay we get it he’s fast; but can he play pro-football? There’s been lots of speedy guys in the NFL; but how many really made an impact when they knew they were going to get hit? Willie Gault? Not! Renaldo “Skeets” Nehemiah? Not! Raghib “Rocket” Ismail had a couple good years a kick returner; but never really had a great impact in the game. Only “Bullet” Bob Hayes made the most of his speed and had an impact in the NFL!

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    This guy’s an idiot and anybody given him thumbs up is a total moron as well.

    Deion Sanders? Darrell Green? Bo Jackson? Chris Johnson? Were/are these guys not speedy? Can they not play? You freaking idiot, the NFL is about speed, the faster the better.

  8. bradyquinnbiggestnflbust says: Mar 5, 2011 4:52 PM

    Not sure why the browns are trying to draft a corner so high seeing that the defensive line and wide receiver should be higher priorities

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    Who said anything about drafting him high? He’s a 4th-7th round prospect, their is nothing high about that.

  9. bradyquinnbiggestnflbust says:
    Mar 5, 2011 4:52 PM
    Not sure why the browns are trying to draft a corner so high seeing that the defensive line and wide receiver should be higher priorities

    I haven’t seen anywhere online where it says this guy is even a 3rd round grade. And, I don’t think this story suggests that either. The Browns need to look at everybody at every position- it doesn’t mean they are going to take him. Heckert has made it clear this team needs speed everywhere. So, if it’s maybe a 4th round pick, then go for it. But, this guy is doomed to go the Oakland in the 2nd round anyway so it won’t matter.

  10. Can he cover, hit and tackle? The Browns need defensive help badly but McCoy could use a go to receiver like Julio Jones more than just a fast guy on defense.

  11. Last year the raiders took the fastest kid in the combine his name is Jacoby Ford if you don’t know who he is …you soon will.

  12. Van Dyke said that even a broken stopwatch gets the times right twice a day and he is pretty sure that his was one of them.

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