Cleveland will join a unit tasked with protecting Kirk Cousins.
Here is how the 6'6", 311-pounder fits into Minnesota's updated depth chart:
QB - Kirk Cousins, Sean Mannion
RB - Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattison
WR 1 - Adam Thielen
WR 2 - Olabisi Johnson
WR 3 - Justin Jefferson, Tajae Sharpe, Chad Beebe
TE - Kyle Rudolph, Irv Smith Jr.
LT - Riley Reiff, Aviante Collins
LG - Pat Elflein
C - Garrett Bradbury, Brett Jones
RG - Dru Samia
RT - Ezra Cleveland, Brian O'Neill
Bleacher Report's Matt Miller ranked Cleveland as the 10th-best offensive tackle in this draft class with a 72 grade, spotting him in the bottom of the third round.
Cleveland had started every game at Boise State since 2017, and he was named to the All-Mountain West first team the past two seasons.
Last season, according to Boise State's official website, the Washington native "provided protection at left tackle for a Bronco offense that ranked 19th in the country in scoring [and] helped open holes for Mountain West Freshman of the Year running back George Holani, who extended Boise State's streak of seasons with a 1,000-yard rusher to 12."
Minnesota will hope to get the same push and protection from Cleveland.