NFL Draft: The 29 players Tennessee Titans should consider in round one
By Will Lomas
18. Ezra Cleveland OT, Boise State
This is one of those where you sort of have to look at the numbers and try to make a square peg fit into a round hole.
Starting with the numbers let’s talk about his experience and accolades. After redshirting as a freshman, Cleveland started the next 40 games before entering the 2020 NFL Draft and over those three seasons he made some form of All-Mountain West team every year, including back to back 1st team honors in 2018-19.
Then you look at his combine testing and you have the elusive short shuttle club:
Even when those guys don’t turn into Pro Bowl tackles, they go on to have solid careers.
Now the problems with his tape are that he has exclusively played left tackle and he is really more of a finesse player than a power player. Is that going to be a fit for what the Titans want in a right tackle? Probably not.
That is why even though he plays a position of need for the Titans and he has a very low bust potential, he ends up down here.