Aug 7, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiverDevin Street
(15) during the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
One of the more anticipated battles of camp is turning into what scientists refer call, “a bummer”. Following the draft, the Cowboys loaded up on undrafted free agent talent at WR. Despite their efforts, little has flashed in camp thus far.
Obviously the top three spots (Bryant, Williams, and Beasley) are all roster locks. As I’ve said before, I truly believe that Devin Street needs to prove himself in camp. He’s not guaranteed a roster spot just because he was a 2014 5th round draft pick.
So far so good for Devin Street. He’s shown some progression and ability to man both outside receiver spots. This leaves likely only one opening at receiver for the Cowboys and one man seems to be running away with the job.
Lucky Whitehead, my pick for UDFA breakout player of the year, has shown the ability to be a reliable return man, as well as a strong slot receiver. Being an offensive weapon is gravy, but the real route to earning the #5 receiver spot is through Special Teams.
Lucky Whitehead is proving to be a good return man, and if he can show consistently clean catches with big play flashes, no one will come close to taking that roster spot from him.
For more on Whitehead check out: This undrafted rookie will be BIG in 2015
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