Vikings trade Ezra Cleveland to the Jaguars

The Minnesota Vikings have traded Ezra Cleveland to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The news was first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The trade compensation isn’t the greatest return for the Vikings. They got just a sixth-round pick back from the Jaguars. Considering how well Cleveland has played this season and his ability to potentially play at tackle, it’s very low.

PFF grades the former second-round pick Cleveland really well. He ranks as the eighth overall guard grade, 12th in pass blocking grade and 10th in run blocking grade.

The Vikings have Dalton Risner on the roster right now to take Cleveland’s place and he’s been more than adequate in the process.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire