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:
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.