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San Francisco 49ers Draft N.C. State Defensive Lineman Kentavius Street


With the 128th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected N.C. State defensive lineman Kentavius Street.

Street was a part of N.C. State's standout defensive line, highlighted by Bradley Chubb. In four seasons with the Wolfpack, Street posted 120 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and eight sacks. He has experience both at defensive tackle and defensive end. Unfortunately, Street tore his ACL at a private workout during the pre-draft process.

"Uninjured, I thought he was a fourth-round player," Mike Mayock said in reaction to the pick. "Despite the torn ACL, the reason why he has so much value is his inside out versatility. Out of the entire draft class, this guy might be the first off the bus."

If I'm not mistaken, "first off the bus" means that Street is an imposing presence at 6-foot-2, 280 pounds. He'll likely need a red shirt year in 2018, but the 49ers clearly like his potential and value at this point in the draft. It also goes to show you that San Francisco is confident in the edge rushers currently on the roster, namely Cassius Marsh, Jeremiah Attaochu and Eli Harold.