As expected, after Tom Savage wasn't drafted on Friday night of the NFL Draft, a couple of Pitt payers heard their name called. Savage was scooped up in the fourth round by the Houston Texans and wide receiver Devin Street was picked in the fifth round by the Dallas Cowboys.
While Savage slid a little bit, Street went about where he was projected. Largely seen as a mid-round pick, the Pitt wideout went early in the fifth, a few picks after the Washington Redskins took Tulane wide receiver Ryan Grant.
For my money, Street in the fifth round is a pretty good pick. He isn't the fastest guy and doesn't have great burst off the line like you want to see, but he offsets some of that by holding onto the ball and finding ways to get open. Really, you don't become a school's all-time leading pass catcher by being average. Pitt's premier wide receivers like Larry Fitzgerald and Antonio Bryant left school early and Street isn't in their class. However, he's proven over four years that he just knows how to play the game and if the ball is in his vicinity, more times than not, he's coming down with it.
Street is also one of those guys that has just continued to prove critics wrong. I'm not sure he can be a star in the NFL, but he has the look of being a productive player.
More on Street later and be sure to check out our NFL Draft page with more info on all of Pitt's selected players.
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