Ezra Cleveland
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Cleveland with the Vikings in 2022
No. 76 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Personal information
Born: (1998-05-08) May 8, 1998 (age 26)
Spanaway, Washington, U.S.
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:311 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Bethel
(Spanaway, Washington)
College:Boise State (2016–2019)
NFL draft:2020 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Games played:62
Games started:54
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Ezra Cleveland (born May 8, 1998) is an American football guard for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Boise State Broncos and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round of the 2020 NFL draft.

Early years

Cleveland attended Bethel High School in Spanaway, Washington.[1] He committed to Boise State University to play college football.[2]

College career

Cleveland played at Boise State from 2016 to 2019. After redshirting his first year in 2016, he became a starter in 2017.[3] During his career he started 40 games.[4][5] After his junior season in 2019, Cleveland entered the 2020 NFL draft.[6][7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press Wonderlic
6 ft 6 in
(1.98 m)
311 lb
(141 kg)
33+38 in
(0.85 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.93 s 1.73 s 2.90 s 4.46 s 7.26 s 30 in
(0.76 m)
9 ft 3 in
(2.82 m)
30 reps 30
All values from NFL Combine.[8][9]

Minnesota Vikings

Cleveland was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round, 58th overall, in the 2020 NFL Draft.[10] After beginning the season as a backup, Cleveland was named the starting right guard in Week 6 as a rookie, and started nine games.

In 2021, Cleveland was named the Vikings starting left guard, and started every game that season and in 2022. In 2023, he returned as the starting left guard and started the first six games.

Jacksonville Jaguars

On October 31, 2023, Cleveland was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a sixth-round pick of the 2024 NFL draft.[11][12][13]

On March 8, 2024, Cleveland signed a three-year contract extension with the Jaguars.[14]

Personal life

Cleveland was born 3 weeks early at 11 pounds.[15]


  1. ^ Manley, Jon (April 22, 2020). "Bethel grad, Boise State's Ezra Cleveland ready for NFL draft". The News Tribune. p. 9. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  2. ^ "Boise State lands commitment from three-star Washington prep OL | Blue Turf Sports | idahopress.com". www.idahopress.com.
  3. ^ bjrains@idahopress.com, B. J. RAINS. "Ezra Cleveland could be the next great Boise State left tackle". Idaho Press.
  4. ^ Southorn, Dave. "The quiet drive of Ezra Cleveland, Boise State's next..." The Athletic.
  5. ^ Southorn, Dave. "Exit Interview: Ezra Cleveland reflects on his highs and..." The Athletic.
  6. ^ Taylor, John (December 25, 2019). "Boise State losing Ezra Cleveland early to NFL draft".
  7. ^ Counts, Ron (December 24, 2019). "Boise State left tackle Ezra Cleveland will forgo senior season, enter NFL Draft". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved October 6, 2023.
  8. ^ "Ezra Cleveland Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  9. ^ "2020 Draft Scout Ezra Cleveland, Boise State NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved November 24, 2022.
  10. ^ White, RJ (April 24, 2020). "2020 NFL Draft: Vikings pick Ezra Cleveland, draft grade, scouting report and more to know". CBS Sports. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  11. ^ "Official: Jaguars Acquire OL Ezra Cleveland in Trade". Jaguars.com. October 31, 2023.
  12. ^ "Vikings Trade Ezra Cleveland to Jaguars for 2024 Pick". Vikings.com. October 31, 2023.
  13. ^ Minnesota Vikings [@Vikings] (October 31, 2023). "The #Vikings have traded G Ezra Cleveland to the Jaguars for a 2024 6th-round pick" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  14. ^ Oehser, John (March 8, 2024). "Official: Jaguars Sign Contract Extension for Offensive Lineman Ezra Cleveland". Jaguars.com.
  15. ^ Young, Lindsey (April 24, 2020). "5 Things to Know About Vikings 2nd-Round Pick Ezra Cleveland". Vikings.com. Retrieved April 28, 2020.