Kentavius Street

N.C. State
DE

Prospect Info

College
N.C. State
Hometown
Class
Greenville, NC
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
280 lbs
32 7/8”
Hands
10 1/4”

Prospect Grade

5.48
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
San Francisco
49ers
Round 4 ‧ Pick 28
40 Yard Dash
4.87u
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Bench Press
28
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Broad Jump
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3 Cone Drill
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20 Yd Shuttle
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Street's ability to make plays inside or outside has served him well during his time in Raleigh. He was a full-time starter on the Wolfpack's talent-laden front four in 2017, beginning all 13 games, compiling 38 tackles, 6.5 for loss, 3.5 sacks, three pass break-ups, and two fumble recoveries. Street started every game as a junior, too, making 30 stops, nine behind the line with 5.5 sacks on the year, playing with leverage against taller tackles and also able to shed blocks to get to the ball. Street lined up at tackle as a sophomore (moving from end during spring practice), starting 10 of 13 games played, posting 31 tackles, three for loss. He played in 12 games as a reserve in 2014, stopping the ball 23 times during the season. Street was a top 20 defensive end high school recruit nationally after playing two years of high school ball in Georgia and then two years in North Carolina.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 4-5
NFL Comparison
Ronald Blair
Overview
Street has the level of strength and toughness that defenses are looking for on the edge, but his lack of reactive quickness and lack of desired length is a concern against NFL tackles. Street doesn't appear to be a plus NFL pass rusher but his power is intriguing. A team might be interested in asking him to add more weight in an attempt to bump him inside. After tearing his ACL at his pro day, Street will likely see a drop in his draft positioning.
Strengths
  • Powerhouse with compact frame and a 700 pound squat to his name
  • Able to cave-in lesser tight ends who are tasked with trying to base block him
  • Shows some fight at the point of attack against tackles despite his lack of length
  • Heavy hitter when tackling
  • Runs through the ball carrier and makes sure they feel it
  • Straight-line pursuit speed appears to be faster than expected on tape
  • Won't go to it often, but has access to an explosive spin move that can win as inside counter when he times it right
  • Uses low center of gravity and powerful rip move to play through a blocker's edge once he gets the door open
Weaknesses
  • Lacks desired length and can be locked out and handled by athletic tackles
  • Allows blockers into his frame first
  • Has some leftover "sticky" when attempting to shed a block
  • Lack of length prevents him from clean disengage
  • Will win the battle of the punch at point of attack, but lose sight of the ball
  • Lateral movement and change of direction is labored and a little slow
  • Tight-hipped, straight-line pass rusher
  • Plays with heavy feet in his upfield charge as rusher
  • Short strider with knee bend that is lacking
  • Can't get hip flip or shoulder turn around the corner

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league