THE Z-REPORT

Lance Zierlein's final mock draft

Alabama RB Josh Jacobs. Photo via: Alabama/Facebook

1. Cardinals- Kyler Murray Oklahoma

There has been a lot of talk about will they or won't they.... but they will.

2. 49ers- Nick Bosa Ohio State

One of the prospects with the highest floors goes second to a team who loves to take defensive linemen.

3. Jets- Quinnen Williams Alabama

The Jets could try to move out of this pick, but with no takers, they take my top-rated player of 2019.

4. Raiders- Ed Oliver Houston

This is a bit of surprise but it's believed the Raiders carry a high grade on the explosive interior penetrator

5. Buccaneers- Devin White LSU

This one should come down to Devin White against Josh Allen, and we'll take a shot that it's the alpha linebacker.

6. Giants- Josh Allen Kentucky

The Giants could be looking to scoop up either White or Allen if they fall to 6th. Of course there is that QB thing too.

7. Jaguars- Jawaan Taylor Florida

Tough call here between Hockenson and Taylor, but Taylor is physical and will get the running game cranked up.

8. TRADE- Redskins- Dwayne Haskins Ohio State

The Lions want to move out and the Redskins want Haskins so this trade would make plenty of sense.

9. Bills- T.J. Hockenson Iowa

The Bills would be very happy to see Hockenson fall to them here. If he's gone, then Jonah Williams could be the guy.

10. Broncos- Devin Bush Michigan

The Broncos are a tough read, but they have an opening at inside linebacker and this is a weak year outside of the top two.

11. Bengals- Montez Sweat Miss State

Montez Sweat is said to have some love from the Bengals and this could be one of the surprise picks of the early portion of the draft.

12. Packers- Andre Dillard Washington State

The Packers could go in a number of directions, but ultimately may ask Dillard to slide to the right side to help the protection

13. Dolphins- Christian Wilkins Clemson

The Dolphins defensive line coach was Wilkins college coach for his first two years, so this could be an easy sell.

14. Falcons- Jonah Williams Alabama 

Williams offers versatility up and down the offensive line and would help opening up run lanes once again.

15. TRADE- Lions- Clelin Ferrell Clemson 

The Lions have a need along the edge and Ferrell fits a similar mold of what Matt Patricia worked with in New England at DE.

16. Panthers- Rashan Gary Michigan

The torn labrum causes him to slide, but not beyond the edge needy Panthers.

17. Giants- Daniel Jones Duke

The Giants get their quarterback of the future whether Giants fans like it or not.

18. Vikings- Cody Ford Oklahoma

The Vikings could end up seeing Ford as a tackle/guard prospect who offers additional value because of his flexibility.

19. Titans- Brian Burns Florida State 

The FSU speedster gives the Titans an edge burner (pun intended) to attack the likes of Watson, Luck and Foles.

20. Steelers- Greedy Williams LSU

The Steelers could go in a number of directions - even at CB - however, I'll take the best of the bunch here.

21. Seahawks- DK Metcalf Ole Miss

Seattle has love for height, weight and speed and they happen to have a need for those traits at outside receiver.

22. Ravens- Garrett Bradbury NC State

Bradbury to the Ravens might be a perfect scenario for an offense that needs interior blocking.

23. Texans- Greg Little Ole Miss

The Texans need both cornerback and tackle so this is a difficult choice, but let's take one of the few left tackles in this draft.

24. Raiders- Josh Jacobs Alabama

With Marshawn Lynch calling it quits, this might be an easy card for the Raiders to run up to the podium.

25. Eagles- Darnell Savage Maryland

The Maryland ballhawk has been a red-hot name in NFL circles of late and the Eagles could take him to invigorate the backend.

26. Colts- Jeffery Simmons Miss State

Chris Ballard loves drafting in the trenches. He also believes in patience and process. He steals one of the best players in the draft here.

27. Raiders- Marquise Brown Oklahoma

"Hollywood" is smaller than some teams would like, but he's also game-ready and able to attack all three levels of the field.

28. Chargers- Byron Murphy Washington

He's under 6'0 and he runs a 4.55, but Murphy is extremely instinctive and as tough as you want them at corner.

29. Seahawks- Dexter Lawrence Clemson

Big Dexter is still raw but has elite size and potential with more experience.

30. Packers- Noah Fant Iowa

While the Packers need a wide receiver, Fant might be too tough to pass up on as he's basically a big receiver in the slot.

31. Rams- Chris Lindstrom Boston College

Hard-nosed grinder who can thrive in a variety of run schemes. The Rams want to upgrade the guard spot and he should do it.

32. Patriots- Drew Lock Missouri

Pats grab a QB to learn behind Brady.

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Houston drops the game to Arizona

D-backs outslug Greinke and Astros to take series opener

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With the series win over the Rangers by taking two of three games in the middle of the week, the Astros welcomed the Diamondbacks to Minute Maid Park for a three-game weekend series, Houston's final three regular-season home games. Here is how the opener unfolded:

Final Score: Diamondbacks 6, Astros 3.

Record: 25-26, second in the AL West.

Winning pitcher: Zac Gallen (2-2, 3.00 ERA).

Losing pitcher: Luis Garcia (0-1, 2.53 ERA).

Houston scores first, but Arizona grabs a lead against Greinke

Houston would get on the board first on Friday night, with George Springer reaching base in the bottom of the first on an error, moving to second on a walk, then to third on a single, as the Astros loaded the bases with no out to threaten a big inning. Instead, they would come away with just one run, with Springer taking home on a wild pitch, grabbing the 1-0 lead, but leaving runs on the table.

They doubled their lead in the bottom of the third, getting a two-out RBI-double by Kyle Tucker to make it a 2-0 Houston lead. The D-backs responded in the top of the fourth, getting back-to-back singles to lead off the inning before a three-run homer by Kole Calhoun off of Zack Greinke would put Arizona in front, 3-2. Greinke would finish one more inning before Houston would move to their bullpen, striking out the side to bring his total to nine on the night, making the bad fourth inning the one blemish on his night. His final line: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 1 HR, 89 P.

Astros tie it, but D-backs take the opener

George Springer would get Greinke off the hook in the bottom of the fifth, leading off the half-inning with a solo bomb to tie the game at 3-3. Luis Garcia was first out of Houston's bullpen and retired Arizona in order for a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the sixth. He returned for the top of the seventh but would allow a leadoff single, RBI-triple, and wild pitch to bring in two runs. He would face two more batters, allowing a double and getting a strikeout, before Dusty Baker would come out to get him, now down 5-3.

Blake Taylor would make his return from the IL after Garcia, getting back-to-back outs to finish the inning. He continued on in the 5-3 game in the top of the eighth, but allowed a one-out solo homer to Calhoun, his second of the night and fourth RBI. That made it a 6-3 D-backs lead, which would go final as Houston would go scoreless after Springer's home run back in the fifth.

Up Next: The middle game of this three-game set will start Saturday at 6:10 PM Central. The pitching matchup will be Luke Weaver (1-7, 6.70 ERA) for Arizona and Cristian Javier (4-2, 3.22 ERA) for Houston.

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