With the 28th selection in Round 4, the 49ers took a defensive end who tore his ACL on April 4 — Kentavius Street from North Carolina State. He almost certainly won’t play in 2018.
Did Trent Baalke make this pick?
Before tearing his ACL, Street was a 280-pound base end who specialized in stopping the run. He was not a pass rusher. He recorded just 9.5 sacks in four collegiate seasons.
When he returns from his injury, if he returns, what will he be? He may never play again.
And even if he were healthy, the 49ers wouldn’t need him. They already have base ends. They need pass rushers.