Los Angeles Chargers fifth-round selection: Ezra Cleveland, offensive tackle, Boise State
Another tackle? What is going on here? Now, some may think Interior offensive line is the move after the Wilson pick, but that’s kind of what I am going for here. Ezra Cleveland has the athleticism to move inside to guard if necessary.
Cleveland is one of the more athletic tackles in this draft class and works very well in space when he is asked to pull or get to the second level. Cleveland is listed at 6-foot-6, 310 pounds, which might be a bit much for an interior OL, but that athleticism makes up for it.
Cleveland needs some refinement in his technique as a pass protector, but his physical traits give you something to work with. You’re probably looking at Cleveland sitting for a year, with Lamp/Feeney and Schofield being the primary guys in 2020.
The versatility to swap between tackle and guard will most likely ensure Cleveland has a roster spot.