Vikings Draft 2020: Post-Combine seven-round mock draft

(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Thaddeus Moss
(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Thaddeus Moss /
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(Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images) Ezra Cleveland
(Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images) Ezra Cleveland /

Second Round (Pick No. 58)

Ezra Cleveland – OT (Boise State)

After taking care of one big hole in the defense with their first pick, the Vikings go right back into upgrading their offensive line. Even if they don’t get the big fish in free agency or via trade (and the cap room says they won’t), they’ll still need to figure out what to do at left tackle with Riley Reiff facing either a move to guard or a release.

With this year’s offensive line class filled with tons of athletic zone-blocking tackles, Minnesota strikes here by selecting Ezra Cleveland, who was one of the big winners at last week’s NFL Scouting Combine with a strong workout.

Cleveland doesn’t have the traditional height and weight of a big-time left tackle (Houston’s Josh Jones as a first-round pick could bring that), but his off-the-charts athleticism is what’s having him fly up draft boards.

Via MockDraftable, the Boise State product placed in the 90th percentile in the broad jump, the 94th percentile in the 20-yard shuttle, the 96th percentile in the 40-yard dash and the 98th percentile in the three-cone drill at the combine, which should have Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak screaming to bring him aboard.

There is a chance Minnesota could go in another direction, such as filling their interior defensive tackle spot with Auburn’s Marlon Davidson or perhaps selecting their quarterback of the future in Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts. But if Cleveland starts to come close to pick 58, I wouldn’t even rule out the Vikings trading up to land him.