Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Tom Savage received plenty of pre-draft buzz, but he ultimately ended up going to a more reasonable round in the draft and seems to be the Houston Texans “guy” at QB after being selected by the Texans in the fourth round of the draft. His teammate Devin Street, though, had to wait a little longer to hear his name called, as the Dallas Cowboys selected him with the sixth pick in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
It isn’t surprising at all that Street was drafted lower than Savage, but it boggles my mind that analysts fawned over Savage without so much as mentioning Street, who is a massive sleeper at the wide receiver position. This draft is filled to the brim with talented wideouts, and some like Jared Abbrederis still haven’t come off the board yet.
Street should immediately compete for No. 3 wide receiver duties, and I think this is a strong pick for the Cowboys front office. Before the draft, there were actually some rumblings that the Cowboys would look at an elite wide receiver prospect like Marqise Lee in the first round in order to give Dez Bryant a better partner in the passing game, but that was never a true likelihood. The Cowboys had to wait until the fifth round to address the position after aggressively trading up in the second round to secure talented pass rusher Demarcus Lawrence, and I’m a fan of their decision to snag Street. However, the Cowboys now need to focus their efforts on bg upgrades on defense, specifically in the defensive backfield.