MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings took Boise State offensive tackle Ezra Cleveland in the second round of Friday night’s NFL draft.
Cleveland, a 6-6, 315-pounder, was the 58th overall choice.
He started at left tackle for the Broncos, and was a redshirt junior in 2019. He was a two-time All-Mountain West player after graduating from Bethel (Wash.) High School.
Vikings running back Alexander Mattison, a former Boise State standout, tweeted (@AlexMattison22), “Reunited and it feels sooo good!”
Cleveland had a great combine with 30 reps on the bench. He tied for third among offensive linemen with a 1.74 10-yard split.
After taking receiver Justin Jefferson and cornerback Jeff Gladney in Thursday’s first round, the Vikings have filled their three biggest needs — wideout, defensive back and offensive line.
The Vikings are expected to move Riley Reiff from left tackle to guard and put either Cleveland or right tackle Brian O’Neill at left tackle.
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