Via the tweet embedded below courtesy of the official NFL Twitter account, we have a video of Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard helping make the 4th round pick for the San Francisco 49ers in the 2018 NFL Draft. Along with assists from R2-D2, Chewbacca, and a couple of Stormtroopers, the 49ers selected Kentavius Street, a 6′ 2″ 280-pound defensive end out of NC State. Here’s the scouting report on Street:
Street’s ability to make plays inside or outside has served him well during his time in Raleigh. He was a full-time starter on the Wolfpack’s talent-laden front four in 2017, beginning all 13 games, compiling 38 tackles, 6.5 for loss, 3.5 sacks, three pass break-ups, and two fumble recoveries. Street started every game as a junior, too, making 30 stops, nine behind the line with 5.5 sacks on the year, playing with leverage against taller tackles and also able to shed blocks to get to the ball. Street lined up at tackle as a sophomore (moving from end during spring practice), starting 10 of 13 games played, posting 31 tackles, three for loss. He played in 12 games as a reserve in 2014, stopping the ball 23 times during the season. Street was a top 20 defensive end high school recruit nationally after playing two years of high school ball in Georgia and then two years in North Carolina.
We learned about Howard’s planned participation in this year’s Draft a few days ago.
May the Force be with Kentavius as he works towards securing a spot on the 49ers’ final roster come Week 1.
— NFL (@NFL) April 28, 2018