What the Vikings can expect from Ezra Cleveland in 2020

(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) Ezra Cleveland
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Ezra Cleveland #76 of the Boise State Broncos (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Vikings used a second round draft pick on Ezra Cleveland in the 2020 NFL Draft but what should be expected from the offensive tackle?

Considering the struggles the Minnesota Vikings had on the offensive line during the 2019 NFL season and releasing right guard Josh Kline, the team was desperate to add some talent to the unit on Day 2.

The second round found the Vikings holding pick No. 58 overall. Despite a lot of talented players going before Minnesota was on the clock, the team stood firm and used that pick to select Boise State offensive tackle Ezra Cleveland.

At one time, many fans believed the purple and gold would be the team to pull off a trade with the Redskins for Trent Williams, but the Vikings picking Cleveland quickly put those rumblings to rest once and for all.

What should the Minnesota Vikings and fans expect from Ezra Cleveland during the 2020 NFL season? What are his strengths and weaknesses? Let’s take a look at what the team is getting in their second round pick starting with the positives.