Cowboys pick Devin Street in 5th

May, 10, 2014
May 10
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IRVING, Texas – The pick: Devin Street, wide receiver, Pittsburgh

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My take: The Cowboys needed an outside receiver to help if something happened to Dez Bryant or Terrance Williams and Street was one of the last receivers that could come in and play right away. The Cowboys gave up their fifth (No. 158) and one of their sevenths to get him (No. 229)in trade with Detroit. Many of Tom Savage’s highlights featured Street. He can also play in the slot, but the Cowboys are covered in that spot with Cole Beasley and Dwayne Harris. He can make contested catches, which is something the Cowboys like to chart.

Notable: He caught 51 passes for 854 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013, but suffered shoulder and elbow injuries. He owns Pitt’s school record in catches with 202 … Like Zack Martin, the Cowboys’ first round pick, he was a team captain … He was a second-team All-Big East pick as a junior and second-team All-ACC pick as a senior .. His 73 catches as a junior tied him for fourth most in a season in school history with former Cowboy Antonio Bryant.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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