49ers vs. Chargers: Winners, losers from preseason Week 2 win

Jimmy Garoppolo #10 and Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Jimmy Garoppolo #10 and Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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Easton Stick, Kentavius Street, Los Angeles Chargers, San Francisco 49ers
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Easton Stick (2) scrambles to get away from San Francisco 49ers defensive end Kentavius Street (95) Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

49ers Winner: Defensive Tackle Kentavius Street

Like Dakoda Shepley, defensive tackle Kentavius Street was on the fringes of the Niners roster entering this season, even though Street saw some marginal field time a year ago in the wake of San Francisco suffering so many injuries to its defensive front.

Unlike his previous seasons, though, Street has separated himself from the rest of the backups, displaying the strength and playmaking ability that initially led the 49ers to drafting him in Round 4 of the 2018 draft despite Street suffering a torn ACL.

It’s looking like Street is finally hitting his stride.

Street finished the game with three tackles, two of which were for a loss, while also adding one of the Niners’ five sacks against the Bolts. And he saw plenty of field time, too, suggesting San Francisco wants to give Street as much time as necessary to hone his craft towards being a vital member of the defensive line rotation.

Speaking of the D-line, the 49ers have to feel more than comfortable about the depth, especially considering this unit fared so well without EDGEs Nick Bosa and Dee Ford in the fray, as those two were resting.

Street was a major reason why this unit looked so good.