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Kentavius Street North Carolina State Wolfpack Defensive Tackle 6-2, 285, 4.96, #35 Greenville, North Carolina Rose High School
1/17/2018 - Street dominates East-West Shrine Practices: A longtime NFL scout tells me that Street was dominant during East-West Shrine Game practices, using his quickness and active hands to penetrate gaps and wreak havoc behind the line of scrimmage. - @RobRang
The purpose of senior all-star games is to provide scouts an opportunity to see prospects outside of their normal playing environment and Street may very well wind up being one of the big winners of the pre-draft season due to this very opportunity.
Street was among the members of a Wolfpack defensive line left nipping at the heels of lead dog and projected top 10 pick Bradley Chubb throughout much of their respective careers at NC State but an impressive performance at the East-West Shrine Game helped show that the versatile 6-2, 285 pounder is a classic penetrator perhaps better suited to the pass-happy pro game than he was the run-heavy ACC.
Street signed with NC State as a decorated prep prospect, turning down the likes of LSU, Ohio State, and Florida State, among many others. Playing at defensive end, Street registered 22 tackles in his first season with the Wolfpack before officially switching inside to defensive tackle as a sophomore, where he recorded 30 tackles, including two for loss.
Statistically-speaking, Street enjoyed his best season as a junior, moving back outside and jumping to 9.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks among his 30 stops. His total tackle numbers improved as a senior (38), though his big plays slipped to 6.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks in 2017 before turning heads in St. Petersburg with his penchant for penetration and proven positional versatility.
BACKGROUND Played his first two seasons of high school football at Douglas County Coffee High School in Georgia before he and his family moved to North Carolina... Graded as the No. 18 defensive end nationally by scout.com. No. 43 player nationally regardless of position, the No. 4 strongside defensive end nationally, and No. 2 player in North Carolina by rivals.com. No. 68 in ESPN.com's top 300, as the No. 7 defensive end nationally and the No. 4 player in North Carolina.
STRENGTHS Street possesses a short but compact frame with broad shoulders and very good overall weight distribution, including a stout lower half. Street is a terrific athlete with the lateral agility and burst to quickly close the gap when he has the ballcarrier in his sights. He springs off the snap, exhibiting the burst and core flexibility to get skinny and slice through gaps, proving a consistent penetration threat when lined up inside as well as the juice to challenge the edge when rushing from the defensive end position. Street shows good coordination between his hands and feet, syncing a quick over-arm swim move with his lower body twists and torque. He is quick to turn and locate the ball, showing agility, acceleration and effort in his lateral and downfield pursuit. Street's closing speed and compact frame help him generate explosive tackling power with some big pops on tape... Durable player with 46 game appearances at NC State... He is a very good athlete who may put up eye-popping test numbers... - Rob Rang 1/31/2018
WEAKNESSES Possesses a classic 'tweener frame and game, lacking the bulk to hold up at the point of attack as a full-time defensive tackle, as well as the length teams want outside as a defensive end. Relies upon his initial quickness and agility to evade blockers at the point of attack, getting driven backwards due to below average size and functional strength... A better athlete than football player; late to recognize screens and draws. - Rob Rang 1/31/2018
COMPARES TO Mario Edwards, Jr., Raiders - Like the 6-3, 280 pound Edwards, Street offers positional versatility, showing the raw athleticism to wow in workouts and spark big plays behind the line of scrimmage. To this point, both have proven more of complementary players than true stars in their own right but in today's era of pass-happy offenses and sub-packages on defense, that can still result in a top 100 grade and significant role with their NFL teams.
IN OUR VIEW Street was overshadowed at NC State but he is an explosive athlete perhaps better suited to the pass-happy NFL than the ACC, showcasing the blend of size, speed and agility to play multiple roles in a traditional 4-3 scheme. A splashy effort at the East-West Shrine Game and anticipated good showing in workouts could lead to a steady post-season rise up the board with a Day Two selection possible.
His total tackle numbers improved as a senior (38), however his big plays declined to 6.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.
Started 11 games at defensive end...Ranked fourth on the team in tackles for loss.
Started 10 games at tackle, he also saw action at end...After playing at end in 2014, moved inside during spring workouts.
Talented young player who missed the regular season finale at UNC with an injury...Saw action in 12 games, 284 snaps, and tallied 23 tackles, including a season-best five snaps against Georgia Tech.
Played defensive end and tight end at Rose High School for coach Dave Wojtecki...Helped team to a 12-3 record and the semifinals of the NC 4A state playoffs as a senior...Attended Douglas (Ga.) Coffee County High his first two years of high school...Senior Stats:† 92 tackles with 16 tackles for loss...Junior Stats:† 93 tackles and 19.5 tackles for loss...Honors:† Played in the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio, he was No. 11 overall player for the East squad postgame...Rankings: No. 18 defensive end nationally by scout.com.† No. 43 player nationally regardless of position, the No. 4 strongside defensive end nationally, and No. 2 player in North Carolina by rivals.com.† No. 68 in ESPN.comís top 300, as the No. 7 defensive end nationally and the No. 4 player in North Carolina.
Draft Scout Player News
04/05/18 - DL Kentavius Street suffered a serious knee injury just three weeks before the NFL Draft. Street, who is considered either a defensive end or defensive tackle, suffered a torn ACL during a private workout for the New York Giants, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
Street is rated the 13th-best defensive tackle prospect in the draft by NFLDraftScout.com, which projected he would be selected in the fourth round. Street had 19.5 tackles for loss and 8.0 sacks in his four seasons at North Carolina State.