The Bengals drafted Jonah Williams in the 2019 NFL Draft, and while there is no reason to believe he can’t be a great starting offensive tackle when healthy, the Bengals could still stand to upgrade at tackle. This is of course especially true with a young new quarterback joining the team this year.
That Williams has experience playing both the left and right side also gives the Bengals options when attacking the position in the draft. Considering former Boise State left tackle Ezra Cleveland only played left tackle for the Broncos, this is worth keeping in mind if he’s available at the top of the second round.
Cleveland offers a lot of upside along with some technical concerns, but his combination of athleticism and size is rare. Any player they could drafted with the 33rd overall pick will have concerns that caused him to fall there, and Cleveland is not one of the top four tackles for multiple reasons. However, Bengals fans can take solace in the fact that his issues do not resemble those Cedric Ogbuehi struggled with. I think Cleveland is much closer to being a good player than Ogbuehi ever was coming out, but how he responds to coaching will be crucial.
Let’s take a look at Cleveland’s athleticism with his Combine numbers:
- Height: 6’6”
- Weight: 311
- 40-yard dash: 4.93
- 3-cone: 7.26
- Broad Jump: 111”
- Vertical Jump: 30”
- Shuttle: 4.46
To see the full draft profile, click on the video at the beginning of the article to see my full thoughts on him as a prospect along with some clips illustrating his strengths and weaknesses as a player. Thank you and enjoy! More video Draft profiles will be coming soon!