Kentavius Street NFL Draft 2018: Scouting Report for San Francisco 49ers' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 28, 2018

North Carolina State defensive lineman Kentavius Street runs the 40-yard dash during the NFL football scouting combine, Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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POSITIVES

—Short and squatty frame with plenty of power.

—Brings weight into contact and causes violent collisions at all levels.

—Has shown varied moves to be effective.

—Wins leverage battles easily and has the strength to collapse pockets.

                 

NEGATIVES

—Tore ACL at pro day and likely not a Year 1 contributor.

—Doesn’t have the length to engage offensive linemen first and is instead often a reactionary player.

—Will struggle to disengage from linemen who get their hands on him first and can latch with powerful grips.

—Doesn’t have the bend or flexibility to be an edge-rusher.


OVERALL

Street was a prospect on the rise before tearing his ACL at his pro day. Teams will be impressed with his power and leverage as an end in a 3-4 scheme, but he’ll have to develop as a pass-rusher to minimize the issues that come from a short frame and limited length. He’s an excellent backup and rotational defensive lineman with the upside to become a contributor.

                         

GRADE: 5.60 (Round 6)

PRO PLAYER COMPARISON: Willie Henry, Baltimore Ravens

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