Steelers 2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Pittsburgh WR Devin Street
Good friend Dave-Te’ Thomas of Scouting Services has finished his player profiles of several of the top 2014 NFL Draft prospects and over the course of the next few weeks I will be posting the ones that the Pittsburgh Steelers will more than likely have interest in. There’s a pretty good chance that Pittsburgh wide receiver Devin Street stopped by the Steelers facility for a pre draft visit being as he is considered a local player, so today it’s time to post his profile that was prepared by Thomas, who has done these for the NFL for several years now.
DEVIN CURTIS STREET
University of Pittsburgh Panthers
Liberty High School
Ask most Panthers fans to name the most prolific receiver in Pittsburgh history and some might say Larry Fitzgerald, others would say Antonio Bryant, but few realize that their current split end – Devin Street – quietly went about a steady career to record the most receptions in school annals. He did it in part through his high consistency level, catching at least fifty passes in each of his three seasons as a starter.
Street’s ability to stretch the field, along with utilizing his size and leaping ability to create mismatches vs. smaller cornerbacks battling for the jump ball allowed the Panther to generate 2,901 yards receiving, third best ever at the university. If not for shoulder and ankle injuries that sidelined the senior for three games last year, he could have become the third Pittsburgh player to ever record 3,000 receiving yards.
Street attended Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he recorded 49 receptions for 822 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior, while adding two interceptions and 50 tackles as a starting cornerback on defense. He helped lead Liberty to a 15-1 record and the PIAA Class AAAA championship, and had a vital touchdown in the team’s 28-21 overtime victory in the title game vs. Bethel Park.
That year, Street was named to the Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAAA All-State second-team and to The Morning Call All-Area first-team. He was rated the 22nd-best player in the state of Pennsylvania by Super Prep and was 35th overall in the state, according to Rivals.com. The Super Prep All-Northeast team selection added Prep Star All-East Region honors during his final season.
Selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic after his senior campaign, Street helped
Liberty compile a 53-7 mark (.883) and earn three state title game appearances during his four seasons with the varsity. Prior to his breakout season as a receiver, he scored three times on five catches as a slot back and recorded twenty tackles as a defensive back in 2008.
The Libery High product was also a track and field standout, winning the District XI championship in the long jump, setting a school and district record, reaching 24’-6”. He also captured the district titles in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
Perhaps due to his late start as a wide receiver, Street only received a two-star recruit mark from Rivals.com. He was lightly recruited and eventually accepted a scholarship offer from Pittsburgh. He red-shirted in 2009 and earned four starting assignments at split end the following campaign, finishing fourth on the team with 25 catches for 318 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Street’s emergence late in his red-shirt freshman season propelled him into the starting lineup for his final thirty-six appearances as a Panther. He enjoyed a breakout season in 2011, leading the team with 53 receptions, fifth best in the league, as the All-Big East Conference second-team choice generated 754 yards, also the fifth-best in the conference, finding the end zone twice.
The split end was again named to the All-Big East Conference second-team as a junior, Pittsburgh’s final season in the league. His team-leading 73 receptions also led the Big East and tied for fourth on the school season-record list. He totaled 975 yards, ranked third in the league while tying for tenth on the Panthers’ annual record chart. He also scored five times and picked up 30 yards on three carries.
Street’s injuries prevented him from matching his junior season figures in 2013, but he still garnered second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in the Panthers’ first season as a member of the ACC. He finished second on the team with 854 yards on 51 catches (16.75 ypc) and recorded a career-high seven touchdowns.
Street appeared in forty-nine games at Pittsburgh, as the split end started his final forty contests…Hauled in 202 passes for 2,901 yards (14.36 ypc) and sixteen touchdowns, adding 77 yards on eleven carries and a pair of solo tackles…School Career-Record Results…Street established a new school record for receptions, topping the previous mark of 178 catches by Latef Grim (1998-2000)…His 2,901 yards receiving rank third in Panthers annals behind Dietrich Jells (3,003; 1991-95) and Antonio Bryant (3,061; 1999-2001)…Tied Jon Baldwin (2008-10) for seventh in school annals with his sixteen touch-down grabs…School Season-Record Results…Street tied Antonio Bryant (2000) for fourth on the school annual chart with 73 receptions in 2012, ranking behind Larry Fitzgerald (92 in 2003), Tyler Boyd (85 in 2013) and Latef Grim (75 in 1999)…His 975 yards receiving in 2012 tied Henry Tuten (1989) for tenth on the Panthers season chart…School Game-Record Results…Street’s eleven receptions vs. Louisville in 2012 tied Bob Longo (vs. UCLA, 1966), Steve Gaustad (Navy, 1978), Latef Grim (Boston College, 1999), Antonio Bryant (West Virginia, 2001), Larry Fitzgerald (West Virginia, 2002) and Derek Kinder (Louisville, 2006) for seventh place on Pittsburgh’s game list.
Street earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference third-team honors, as he started all ten games that he appeared in at split end…Suffered a right shoulder contusion vs. Virginia Tech that kept him out of the Old Dominion clash and a high ankle sprain vs. Syracuse prevented him from playing in the season finale vs. Miami and the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl vs. Bowling Green…Added six yards on three carries…Had at least five receptions in seven games, reaching the 100-yard mark three times while catching multiple touchdowns in a pair of contests…The team captain began his senior season amassing 141 yards on six grabs vs. Florida State and scored twice on six grabs that generated 166 yards in the Duke clash, earning ACC Player of the Week honors…Snared five balls for 104 yards vs. Virginia Tech and pulled in a season-best nine tosses for 96 yards and a touchdown vs. Navy…Had four receptions, two for touchdowns, as he piled up 76 yards vs. Notre Dame…Followed with five catches for 81 yards and a score vs. North Carolina.
Street was selected second-team All-Big East Conference during his junior campaign, leading the team with a career-high 73 receptions for 975 yards (13.36 ypc) and five touchdowns, as his reception total placed fourth and yardage figure ranked tenth on the school season-record chart…Registered at least five catches in nine contests and gained 100 yards receiving in three of those games…Picked up 73 yards with a score on four grabs vs. Virginia Tech and totaled 95 yards on five catches that included a touchdown in the Gardner Webb clash…Set a two-game record with 21 total receptions, as he snared ten throws for 130 yards vs. Syracuse, followed by eleven receptions (most by a Pitt player since 2006) for 111 yards and a touchdown…Added 140 yards on six catches, including a touchdown vs. Temple…Caught six balls in each of the Connecticut (76 yards) and South Florida (72) contests…In the BBVA Compass Bowl, he gained 83 yards with a score on seven grabs vs. Mississippi.
Street became the Panthers’ full-time starter at split end, leading the team with 53 receptions for 754 yards (14.23 ypc) and a pair of touchdowns…Recorded one solo tackle and picked up 25 yards on a pair of rushing attempts…Posted at least five catches in seven games, including a season-high eight snatches for 118 yards vs. Cincinnati… Scored once on seven grabs for 138 yards vs. Iowa and his other game over the century mark came on six receptions for 101 yards vs. Louisville…Closed out his sophomore campaign with 62 yards on five catches vs. Southern Methodist in the BBVA Compass Bowl.
Street played in all thirteen games, earning four starting assignments, as the red-shirt freshman finished fourth on the team with 25 receptions for 318 yards (12.72 ypc) and a pair of touchdowns…Carried three times for 16 yards.
Street red-shirted as a freshman.
Street and two teammates cut a deal to reduce misdemeanor assault and conspiracy charges to disorderly conduct counts in January of 2013. The players were charged in November of 2012 after police say they surrounded another student on a sidewalk near the campus and one of the players punched the man in the head.
2013 Season…Street suffered a right shoulder contusion vs. Virginia Tech that kept him out of the Old Dominion clash and a high ankle sprain vs. Syracuse prevented him from playing in the season finale vs. Miami and the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl vs. Bowling Green…Could not perform in the weight room at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine due to a left elbow sprain.
4.55 in the 40-yard dash…1.58 10-yard dash…2.64 20-yard dash…4.01 20-yard shuttle…6.89 three-cone drill…37-inch vertical jump…10’-4” broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 13 times…33 3/8-inch arm length…9 ¼-inch hands…78 ¾-inch wingspan.
Street attended Liberty (Bethlehem, Pa.) High School, lettering in football and track…
Recorded 49 receptions for 822 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior, while adding two interceptions and 50 tackles as a starting cornerback on defense…Helped lead Liberty to a 15-1 record and the PIAA Class AAAA championship, and had a vital touchdown in the team’s 28-21 overtime victory in the title game vs. Bethel Park…That year, Street was named to the Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAAA All-State second-team and to The Morning Call All-Area first-team…The senior was rated the 22nd-best player in the state of Pennsylvania by Super Prep and was 35th overall in the state, according to Rivals.com… The Super Prep All-Northeast team selection added Prep Star All-East Region honors during his final season…Selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic after his senior campaign…Helped Liberty compile a 53-7 mark (.883) and earn three state title game appearances during his four seasons with the varsity…Prior to his breakout season as a receiver, he scored three times on five catches as a slot back and recorded twenty tackles as a defensive back in 2008…In track, he won the District XI championship in the long jump, setting a school and district record, reaching 24’-6”…Also captured the district titles in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
Street is majoring in Communications…Son of Ria and Theodore Street…Father played football and ran track at Kutztown University…Devin’s uncle, Alvin Street, played football at Tennessee State…Born Devin Curtis Street on 3/30/91…Resides in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.