The Dallas Cowboys have made it official with fifth round selection Devin Street, signing the former Pitt receiver on Friday, according to ESPN Dallas.
The Cowboys view Street, Pitt’s all-time leader in career receptions with 202, as a major steal. He may have slipped down the board in part because he’s coming off a shoulder injury, but he recently came out and said he was back at full health and ready to get to work.
“Definitely ready to go fully, 100 percent healthy,” Street told the team’s official website. “I met with the training staff, I’m all cleared to go. I fell a little bit in the draft--it doesn’t matter, though. I’m at the place I want to be.”
Shortly after he was selected, Cowboys receivers coach Derek Dooley told Street to remember all the receivers selected before him and use it as motivation going forward. Street took the advice to heart.
“I’ll remember that feeling, sitting there and feeling I was better than a lot of those guys who were going, but everything happens for a reason,” Street said. “I feel like I’m in the perfect place, perfect system, great organization.”
Street is the sixth draft pick to sign, joining seventh rounders Ahmad Dixon, Will Smith, Terrance Mitchell, Ken Bishop and Ben Gardner.
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