49ers take Kentavius Street despite torn ACL

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When Trent Baalke was the General Manager of the 49ers, the team had a habit of taking players coming off serious injuries with the intent to “redshirt” them for a year before expecting on-field contributions.

Baalke is gone, but the 49ers haven’t stopped taking players in that position. They made former North Carolina State defensive end Kentavius Street the 128th overall pick of the draft despite a torn ACL that he suffered during a pre-draft workout for the Giants.

Street had surgery a few days ago and will almost surely spend his rookie season on injured reserve with the Niners.

Street started every game the last two seasons on a strong N.C. State defensive line — Street is the fourth player from the line drafted so far this year — and finished his college career with 19 tackles for losses and eight sacks.

11 responses to “49ers take Kentavius Street despite torn ACL

  1. John Lynch will either be a genius or really mediocre Gm. Outside of belechek giving us our qb, he really hasn’t shown sheet.

  2. This has been a really weird/odd draft for Lynch starting with McGlinchey and basically giving Trent brown to NE for a swap of their 3rd and our 5th picks. Are they even planning on drafting a guard somewhere or do they really think Tomlinson and Garnett are the answer to protect our prize QB this year especially against duos like Penn and Sue twice a year?

  3. Many 4th round picks never work out, even though they were healthy when they were drafted. here are the 4th round picks of the last few years by the 49ers

    2017 – Joe Williams
    2016 – Rashard Robinson
    2015 – Blake Bell, Mike Davis, De Andre Smelter
    2014 – Bruce Ellington, Aaron Lynch, Dantae Johnson
    2013 – Quinton Patton, Marcus Lattimore
    2012 – Joe Looney
    2011 – Kendall Hunter
    2010 and 2009 – no 4th round pick

    most of these 4th round picks of the past are no longer with the team. Therefore I will go out on a limb and say that this year’s 4th round pick has a better chance of staying with the team than the players up above. Based on past history, this year’s pick is actually less of a gamble.

  4. After finishing 26th in sacks, 30th in 3rd down conversions allowed, DEAD LAST in 4th down conversions allowed, 24th in opponents QB rating, and 24th in yards per pass allowed in 2017, THE 49ERS MOST GLARING NEED IN THIS DRAFT WAS PASS RUSHER!!! What do they come away with? An OT, a punt returner/slot receiver, an ILB, a safety, and oh, there’s the pass rusher…with a torn ACL who may never contribute! Somewhere Trent Baalke is laughing his @$$ off!

    I said last week that if the only thing that the 49ers came away with from this draft was Garoppolo (this years 2nd round pick) and Bradley Chubb, then it would be a great draft. Of the ten tackles in the Pro Bowl last year, almost half were drafted in the 2nd round or later, and two went undrafted, Alejandro Villanueva and Donald Penn. Of all the tackles on the seven teams that Brady made it to the Super Bowl with, one ONE time was there a Pro Bowl OT, and that was the 2007 LOSS to the Giants. BTW, the PASS RUSH is why the Giants beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl TWICE!

    Every year, two thirds of the drafted players don’t make it in the NFL. Might as well bundle some of those picks for a pass rush stud that will probably be around for the next 10-12 years!

  5. After finishing 26th in sacks, 30th in 3rd down conversions allowed, DEAD LAST in 4th down conversions allowed, 24th in opponents QB rating, and 24th in yards per pass allowed in 2017, THE 49ERS MOST GLARING NEED IN THIS DRAFT WAS PASS RUSHER!!! What do they come away with? An OT, a punt returner/slot receiver, an ILB, a safety, and oh, there’s the pass rusher…with a torn ACL who may never contribute! Somewhere Trent Baalke is laughing his @_$_$ off!

    I said last week that if the only thing that the 49ers came away with from this draft was Garoppolo (this years 2nd round pick) and Bradley Chubb, then it would be a great draft. Of the ten tackles in the Pro Bowl last year, almost half were drafted in the 2nd round or later, and two went undrafted, Alejandro Villanueva and Donald Penn. Of all the tackles on the seven teams that Brady made it to the Super Bowl with, one ONE time was there a Pro Bowl OT, and that was the 2007 LOSS to the Giants. BTW, the PASS RUSH is why the Giants beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl TWICE!

    Every year, two thirds of the drafted players don’t make it in the NFL. Might as well bundle some of those picks for a pass rush stud that will probably be around for the next 10-12 years!

  6. The defense actually played pretty well early in the season, and it was not the reason they were 1-10 before the coach said, “move over Rover, and let Jimmy take over.”

    The draft makes sense if the coaches were not convinced that Trent Brown is the long term solution. They need LB depth because there is still a cloud hanging over Reuben Foster, and the LB they drafted can also play OLB if Reuben is not supended. The WR they drafted reminds me of Wes Welker/Danny Amendola and I am sure Jimmy G will like throwing quick passes to him to neutralize teams with fierce pass rushes. If they are not going to re-sign Eric Reid, they will need someone who can play safety. The draft picks they made therefore are pretty logical and reasonable. They make sense in terms of what the team needs.

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