I thought Ezra Cleveland had a shot to go in the 20s so this is a great discount to get him at the bottom of the second round. The Vikings have had issues on the offensive line for what feels like forever. It’s why the Vikings were reportedly interested swinging a trade for disgruntled Redskins tackle Trent Williams. To get Cleveland, a 6-foot-6, 310-pound left tackle who was a former high school wrestler and should open up room for Dalvin Cook and help keep Kirk Cousins upright.
There might be some question about whether Cleveland’s future is a left tackle or right tackle or if his short arms could move him to one of the guard spots. That could also help explain his slide toward the bottom of the draft. Had more teams viewed him as a sure-fire left tackle prospect, he would have gone much higher.