It may have been a bit later than he hoped for, but Pitt wide receiver Devin Street’s dreams of potentially playing in the NFL came closer to becoming a reality on Saturday when Street was selected in the fifth round (No. 146 overall), by the Dallas Cowboys.
It’s a good pick for the Cowboys as while Street didn’t get the hype of some receivers coming into the draft, he is one of the more NFL ready receivers out there and could have a chance to be the Cowboys’ fourth receiver during his rookie campaign.
He will be missed at Pitt as Street departs as the program’s all-time receptions leader with 202 despite not being blessed with world-class speed.
Street (6’3”, 200 pounds) ran a 4.53 at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, but knocked that time down to 4.46 at his pro day, which was attended by all 32 NFL teams.
He has good size and great hand and is coachable, not to mention that Street has one of the higher football IQ’s of any receiver in the draft.
Maybe most important, Street is a pro both on and off the field.
And that was before he got drafted.
The bottom line is that even though he is not the fasted guy out there, Street has talent.
The Cowboys just may have found themselves a steal in the fifth round.