It stands to reason that when the Dallas Cowboys selected wide receiver Devin Street in the fifth round of the draft, they had the loss of Miles Austin in mind.
The Cowboys let Austin go this offseason in a cost-cutting move, and entered the draft looking for a receiver to compete for the No. 3 spot behind Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams. Austin, now in with the Cleveland Browns, went to two Pro Bowls in his time with Dallas.
Street, on the other hand, is just hoping to establish himself in the receiving corps--so he takes any comparison between he and Austin with a grain of salt.
“I can’t worry about that,” Street said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I’m not trying to replace anybody. I definitely have respect for him. He was valued around here a lot. At the same time, I’m a different wide receiver than Miles. All I can do is be the best that I can be.”
Street is taller and lighter than Austin, at 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, but like Austin he's capable of working from the inside or the outside.
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