Ranking SF 49ers 10 worst NFL Draft picks by John Lynch, Kyle Shanahan
By Peter Panacy
No. 7: SF 49ers Defensive Tackle Kentavius Street
Selected No. 128 Overall in the 2018 NFL Draft
Despite it being a relatively underwhelming draft class, San Francisco’s efforts in 2018 mostly made sense. The SF 49ers sent Trent Brown off via a trade following the Mike McGlinchey pick, and subsequent selections filled areas of need.
But there was one selection that made almost zero sense that year: the fourth-round addition of NC State defensive tackle Kentavius Street.
Street was coming off a torn ACL suffered during his pro-day workouts, and Niners fans needed no reminders how former general manager Trent Baalke used to use picks on players who had gone through serious injuries.
True, Street has tremendous strength. And building up the depth along the defensive line is rarely a bad strategy to take.
Yet when one looks at Street’s role since returning to the field and sees a mere 18 games played with 15 tackles and zero sacks, all one can do is think that pick would have been better used elsewhere.
The Philadelphia Eagles’ Josh Sweat, who has 10 sacks over the last two years, ended up being selected two picks later and would have been a better, safer selection.