The Dallas Cowboys are in possession of one of the best wide receivers in the game in Dez Bryant, but that doesn’t mean that he couldn’t use some help to take the pressure off of his back, and in the fifth round of the NFL Draft last month with the 146th overall pick, they may have found a steal in Pitt’s Devin Street.
According to Todd Archer, who covers the team for ESPN, Street is considered a lock to make the 53-man roster when all is said and done, although he’s not sure about a few of the others.
Devin Street makes the 53. I’m not sure any of the other guys make the 53 or the practice squad. Tim Benford is getting a chance in the slot this offseason. He’s been on the practice squad for two years. Just based on recent history, how many of the guys that spend two years there end up doing anything on the 53? I can’t think of one.
Of course Street should be considered a lock as someone to take the field for the Cowboys come September, he was probably the best wide receiver to come out of the Panthers’ football program next to Larry Fitzgerald.
In four years as a star for Pitt, Street amassed 2,901 yards with 16 touchdowns. He could end up being one of the more reliable threats the Cowboys have had the past few seasons.