No. 2: 49ers Defensive Tackle Kentavius Street
In case you forgot, the 49ers used a fourth-round pick on former NC State defensive tackle Kentavius Street during the 2018 NFL Draft.
The move was a shock, considering Street was coming off a torn ACL suffered in a pre-draft workout not long before he was selected by San Francisco, and one should have hoped the franchise ended the previous practice of selecting players coming off such injuries.
Street was redshirted his rookie year, understandably. But he had a scant impact his sophomore year, playing in just three games and registering four tackles, including one for a loss. That marked his pro-level impact before Street was again placed on season-ending injured reserve with knee issues.
Granted, the Niners depth along their defensive line is still questionable, particularly with fellow linemen Ronald Blair and Jullian Taylor also hoping to return from torn ACLs last year. But Street being unable to participate much is putting him into one of those injury-bust categories.
If Street doesn’t emerge as a legitimate backup option during training camp, he’ll be off the roster by Week 1 without question.