Demarcus Van Dyke Had Hunch Raiders Would Draft Him

DeMarcus Van Dyke had an inclination he may be drafted by the Oakland Raiders. After all, he blazed past the competition at the NFL Scouting Combine with his 40 time.

Knowing that the Raiders and Al Davis have an affinity speed, even Van Dyke’s friends ribbed him before the draft about where he was headed.
“Yeah, I did get a lot of jokes about that,” Van Dyke said, per Silver and Black Pride, “but I knew after I ran that 40 that I was going to open up a bunch of eyes. I wasn’t thinking that me running the fastest was going to give me a shot with the Raiders. You know if your the fastest guy and 6’1″ I figured that would give me a shot to get on a NFL roster.”

The fact he had a pre-draft workout with Rod Woodson didn’t hurt his chances of landing in the Bay Area either.

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