Cowboys trade up in the fifth round, select Pitt WR Devin Street
IRVING, Texas -- With Miles Austin out of the picture, the Dallas Cowboys needed another wide receiver. They got one Saturday by trading up in the fifth round and selecting Pittsburgh's Devin Street with the 146th overall selection.
The Cowboys sent their fifth-rounder (No. 158) and a seventh-rounder (No. 229) to Detroit in exchange for the pick.
The 6-3, 198-pounder hauled in 51 passes for 854 yards and seven touchdowns in 10 starts last season. He played in 49 games during his collegiate career, starting 40 and totaling 202 receptions for 2,901 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Street was projected to be a fourth or fifth round pick by NFL.com.
"He's got some skills," NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said, via TribLive.com. "I'd like to see him get a little bit stronger. But he can run. He's got size.
"If he could just beef up, get stronger, win some of those jump balls, I think he's got a chance to play."