Vikings draft Boise St OT Cleveland, Miss St CB Dantzler on Day 2
The Minnesota Vikings opened the second night of the 2020 NFL Draft by selecting offensive tackle Ezra Cleveland from Boise State with the 26th pick in the second round, the 58th pick overall.
Click the video box on this page to see Ezra Cleveland’s post-draft press conference and comments from his former Boise State teammate and current Vikings running back Alexander Mattison
Cleveland started all 14 games as a freshman at Boise State in 2017, started 13 games and earned first-team all-conference honors as a sophomore, and was first-team All-Mountain West again last fall as a junior before departing for the NFL.
With what turned out to be their only pick in the third round, the Vikings selected Mississippi State cornerback Cameron Dantzler with the 89th overall pick. Dantzler is the second corner the Vikings have taken in the 2020 draft, following first-rounder Jeff Gladney.
The Vikings had one more third round pick – the next-to-last selection in the third round. However, they traded it to New Orleans for four additional picks in Saturday’s final day of the draft – one in each round.
The Vikings now have thirteen selections available on the final day – three each in rounds four, five ans six then four in the seventh and final round.
You can watch the NFL Draft on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS starting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.