CB DeMarcus Van Dyke

OWINGS MILLS --University of Miami cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke conducted a private workout for the Baltimore Ravens a few weeks ago, auditioning for secondary coach Teryl Austin on the Miami campus. Van Dyke also met with the Ravens during the combine. "It went really well," Van Dyke told the Scout in a telephone interview. "Coach Austin is a great guy. It was fun."

Van Dyke visited the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday and Tuesday. He previously worked out for the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons. Van Dyke ran the 40-yard dash between 4.25 and 4.28 seconds at the NFL scouting combine. He's regarded as a late-round draft target. In 50 games, he started 21 games and recorded 80 tackles, three interceptions and 10 pass deflections.

He also ran track for the Hurricanes. He started three games last season. At the combine, he posted the third-fastest time in the past decade. An angular 174 pounds, the 6-foot defensive back ran the fastest time since Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (4.24, 2008) and Oakland Raiders cornerback Stanford Routt (4.27, 2005).

Van Dyke's lack of size and strength are a concern, but his speed is rare. He bench pressed 225 pounds five times at the combine.

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