Ezra Cleveland, the offensive tackle from Boise State, has agreed to the terms of his rookie contract with the Vikings. His is a four-year deal worth just under $5.54 million dollars with a $1.58 million signing bonus and $3.06 million guaranteed.
Cleveland, at this point, appears to be more a part of the Vikings’ long-term plans than the immediate future, as the team appears to be set at the tackle position with Riley Reiff and Brian O’Neill manning those spots. However, there have long been rumors of Reiff potentially moving inside to guard, which could free up a spot for Cleveland to start early on. Plus, Reiff could very well be in his last year as a member of the Vikings, as it would cost very little for the Vikings to let him go after the 2020 season.
In any case, Cleveland is a guy that the Vikings will, hopefully, be able to build an offensive line around going forward.
That makes six members of the Vikings’ rookie class that have signed on the eve of rookies reporting to Training Camp. As more sign their deals, we will bring their stories to you here.