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Let’s take a second to look at Devin Street’s closest comps in terms of his measurables; using the MockDraftable.com database, here they are:
Ryan Hoag, Jabar Gaffney, Jason McAddley, Fred Gibson, Rashaun Woods, Muneer Moore, Darvin Adams, Robert Ferguson, Terry Charles and Emmett Johnson
If Street’s ceiling as an NFL player is Jabar Gaffney—the best player on that list—that’s not great. It’s nice that Street is tall at 6’3”, but he’s also light at 198 pounds. That’s a problem. To make matters worse, Street doesn’t have outstanding speed (4.55).
That number is fine, but you’d typically like either size or speed in a receiver. If you aren’t 210-plus pounds, you should be under 4.50, and if you aren’t all that fast, you better weigh a lot. Plus, Street wasn’t very productive at Pitt, totaling 854 yards in his final season and not once going for 1,000 yards.
You could argue that we’d be asking too much of a fifth-round round pick, but Nebraska’s Quincy Enunwa was still on the board when Dallas selected Street. Enunwa is 6’2”, 225 pounds with 4.45 speed and was responsible for a much higher share of his team’s receiving totals than Street.