I have advocated all pre-draft season for the Dallas Cowboys to select a big, physical receiver to pair with Dez Bryant on the outside. By trading up in the fifth round, the Cowboys drafted Devin Street out of Pittsburgh. Street is 6’2″, 200 pounds, and he ran a 4.52 40-yard dash at the combine I thought the Cowboys were going to select Martavis Bryant in the fourth round, but the Pittsburgh Steelers once again took their guy in Bryant.
Although he is lean, Street has the frame to put on 10 pounds of muscle. That will happen when he gets into an NFL conditioning program. Street has long arms and he uses his big body to box out receivers and catch passes. Like Terrance Williams, Street does not have game-breaking speed. He is a long-strider and he does his dirty work with his route running. Although there were some character concerns at Pittsburgh, Street has all the ability to be a starting No. 2 wideout in the NFL.
Pittsburgh has produced a ton of wide receivers in the NFL. Larry Fitzgerald came from Pittsburgh and he is easily one of the best receivers in the game. Jonathan Baldwin is also another tall receiver from Pittsburgh that has a ton of potential. Street is the kind of player you want and he will be a nice weapon for Tony Romo. Street was a captain last year and he is workaholic. The trio of Bryant, Williams, and Street will be a strong for years to come in Dallas. Add in Dwayne Harris and Cole Beasley, and this group is easily one of the best on the team.