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Week 13 Outlook
The Vikings are trading G Ezra Cleveland to the Jaguars for a sixth-round pick.
The 25-year-old lineman is ranked 36th by PFF grade. Jacksonville gets some extra protection for Trevor Lawrence and Cleveland should also help Travis Etienne Jr.
G Ezra Cleveland (ankle) will not play Sunday’s Week 12 contest against the Panthers.
Erza was unable to practice this week and will not play in Sunday’s game against the Panthers. He has started the last four contests at RG. The Panthers run defense has been abysmal most of the season, the loss of Cleveland shouldn’t affect star RB Dalvin Cook too much. Look for Brett Jones to start at RG while Cleveland is sidelined.
Twins Cities' Chris Tomasson writes that rookie OL Ezra Cleveland could start at right guard this season.
Cleveland was the Vikings' second-round pick back in April but had plenty of first-round buzz. He is viewed as their left tackle of the future but it sounds as if he'll begin his career playing more inside.
The Minnesota Vikings have selected offensive lineman Ezra Cleveland with the No. 58 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Minnesota uses their third pick of the draft on the left tackle out of Boise State. Cleveland is a perfect fit for the Vikings as he’s an athletic lineman who fits a zone blocking scheme. The Vikings were rumored to be in discussions with the Redskins for Trent Williams but Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports their offer is no longer on the table. Minnesota reportedly has extensive trade talks with Washington but was never able to pull the trigger on a deal.