Nov 16, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Devin Street (15) runs after a pass reception against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Tar Heels won 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Cowboys Select WR Devin Street In The Fifth Round


On the third and final day of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys were looking for hidden gems. And they might have just found one. In the first two days of the draft, the Cowboys selected two instant starters: Notre Dame offensive tackle Zack Martin and Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence.

On Day Three, starters are a lot harder to come by. They drafted a back-up/special teams player in the fourth round in Iowa linebacker Anthony Hitchens. Now, the Cowboys have traded up to #146 via the Detroit Lions to get a wide receiver they highly covet. And it cost Dallas their fifth round pick (#158) and their top seventh round selection (#229) in order to do so.

In the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected…

Devin Street, Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh

Here’s everything you need to know about the young prospect:

Height: 6’3
Weight: 198 lbs
40 Speed: 4.50
2013 Stats: 51 recs, 854 yards, 7 TDs

Player Breakdown: Pittsburgh’s all-time leader in receptions (202). Street is a smooth, long receiver who played in a pro style offense with Tom Savage as his quarterback. Street, a team captain as a senior, was Savage’s go-to receiver the last two seasons. He’s a hardworker who can run the entire route tree. Plays tough with soft hands, but lacks top speed and won’t get a ton of yards after the catch. Father and uncle both played college football. Quick learner means a smaller learning curve. He’s also Cowboys fan who compares himself to Cincinnati Bengal wideout A.J. Green.

Cowboys Analysis: Street will compete with Dwayne Harris and Cole Beasley for the Cowboys third wide receiver position. Dallas also added free agent wideout LaRon Byrd just before the draft. The Cowboys scouts apparently gave Street a third round grade.

Dallas Cowboys Fifth Round Picks Since 2008

2013 – Joseph Randle, RB, Oklahoma St.
2012 – Danny Coale, WR, Virginia Tech
2011 – Josh Thomas, DB, Buffalo
2010 – None
2009 – DeAngelo Smith, DB, Cincinnati
2009 – Michael Hamlin, DB, Clemson
2009 – David Buehler, K, USC
2008 – Orlando Scandrick, DB, Boise St.

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  • PaulTX

    I guess it’s a crap shoot at this point. Just waiting to see if they grab a QB. Like Pachall from TCU.

    • David

      I would love to see Mettnerberger slide to them in the 7th round. They can groom him and get his back situation healthy. That would be huge value there.

      • PaulTX

        I can’t see why they would not get a few after the draft to stick on the practice squad. It’s unlikely, but not really much of an investment for a huge payout.

        • David

          Thats fine but Mettenberger in the 7th would be a huge steal.

          • PaulTX

            He just went to the Titans.

          • David

            I saw. Oh well. Now they should take a flier on Fales or Boyd in the 7th. I am also ticked PIttsburgh has twice taken Dallas player in this draft. Dallas wanted and I did too Martavis Bryant. I liked him a lot.

          • PaulTX

            I’m not a fan of Street, but at this point I guess it doesn’t matter so much. Just get some bodies and hope. They like Vaughn from West Texas A&M.

          • David

            And still no safety haha. Their defense will be a bit better next year but Im guessing not by a whole lot..

          • PaulTX

            The LB they got wasn’t a coverage guy either. If they stay in the zone all the time, we’re screwed. Hopefully, Rod mixes things up.

          • David

            I cant even talk about that LB. Truly a pathetic pick IMHO..

          • PaulTX

            Seattle took the Boston College kid I wanted. Telvin Smith was ideal, but because of the failed drug test, I understand passing. There’s a Safety, Dowling from W. Kentucky, might be ok.