NFL Draft 2011: Oakland Raiders Select DeMarcus Van Dyke, CB, Miami

Well, it's not likely that the Oakland Raiders just found a potential replacement for Nnamdi Asomugha, who may be gone in free agency, but they got a very good athlete and a guy with a lot of potential when they took DeMarcus Van Dyke with the eighty-first pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Raiders needed secondary help, and the cornerback out of Miami will definitely contribute from the get-go. 

It's a vintage Raiders pick, mostly because he ran a 4.28 40-yard dash and was the fastest corner there. He's got a very high ceiling and a lot of potential to be a starter. He'll likely come in and play against slot receivers from the get-go in nickel situations and contribute on special teams. Van Dyke is very, very raw at this point and Oakland will need to work with him to build up his knowledge, as he doesn't have great instincts.

The Raiders also traded a 2012 first round pick to acquire third and fourth round picks from the New England Patriots this year.

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