LZ's Top 100

Lance Zierlein's predicted Top 100 players drafted

USC QB Sam Darnold shouldn't have to wait long to hear his name called on Thursday night. USC Trojans/Facebook

The NFL Draft is nearly upon us, so here's a great chance to take a look at Lance Zierlein's  Top 100 predicted players drafted. Notice that the first QB listed, USC's Sam Darnold, comes in at No.5 overall.

 

 

FIRST LAST SCHOOL
1 SAQUON BARKLEY PENN STATE
2 QUENTON NELSON NOTRE DAME
3 BRADLEY CHUBB NORTH CAROLINA ST
4 TREMAINE EDMUNDS VIRGINIA TECH
5 SAM DARNOLD USC
6 ROQUAN SMITH GEORGIA
7 DA'RON PAYNE ALABAMA
8 VITA VEA WASHINGTON
9 DERWIN JAMES FLORIDA STATE
10 CALVIN RIDLEY ALABAMA
11 TAVEN BRYAN FLORIDA
12 DENZEL WARD OHIO ST
13 LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH BOISE ST
14 JOSH ROSEN UCLA
15 MINKAH FITZPATRICK ALABAMA
16 HAROLD LANDRY BOSTON COLLEGE
17 RASHAAN EVANS ALABAMA
18 BAKER MAYFIELD OKLAHOMA
19 JAIRE ALEXANDER LOUISVILLE
20 MARCUS DAVENPORT UTEP
21 MIKE MCGLINCHEY NOTRE DAME
22 LAMAR JACKSON LOUISVILLE
23 JOSH ALLEN WYOMING
24 HAYDEN HURST SOUTH CAROLINA
25 KOLTON MILLER UCLA
26 DERRIUS GUICE LSU
27 WILL HERNANDEZ TEXAS EL PASO
28 JUSTIN REID STANFORD
29 MAURICE HURST MICHIGAN
30 JAMES DANIELS IOWA
31 JOSH JACKSON IOWA
32 MIKE HUGHES UCF
33 ISAIAH OLIVER COLORADO
34 COURTLAND SUTTON SMU
35 DALLAS GOEDERT SOUTH DAKOTA ST
36 CONNOR WILLIAMS TEXAS
37 D.J. MOORE MARYLAND
38 SAM HUBBARD OHIO ST
39 ISAIAH WYNN GEORGIA
40 RONALD JONES II USC
41 CARLTON DAVIS AUBURN
42 MIKE GESICKI PENN STATE
43 BILLY PRICE OHIO ST
44 RASHAAD PENNY SAN DIEGO ST
45 D.J. CHARK LSU
46 CHRISTIAN KIRK TEXAS A&M
47 DONTE JACKSON LSU
48 IAN THOMAS INDIANA
49 LORENZO CARTER GEORGIA
50 NICK CHUBB GEORGIA
51 AUSTIN CORBETT NEVADA
52 FRANK RAGNOW ARKANSAS
53 JAMES WASHINGTON OKLAHOMA ST
54 NATHAN SHEPHERD FORT HAYS SU
55 MASON RUDOLPH OKLAHOMA ST
56 SONY MICHEL GEORGIA
57 RASHEEM GREEN USC
58 TIM SETTLE VIRGINIA TECH
59 DEON CAIN CLEMSON
60 JESSIE BATES WAKE FOREST
61 KERRYON JOHNSON AUBURN
62 TARVARIUS MOORE SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
63 RONNIE HARRISON ALABAMA
64 DARIUS LEONARD SOUTH CAROLINA ST
65 KEMOKO TURAY RUTGERS
66 MARTINAS RANKIN MISSISSIPPI ST
67 JOSEPH NOTEBOOM TCU
68 D'SHAWN HAND ALABAMA
69 BRIAN O'NEIL PITTSBURGH
70 JALYN HOLMES OHIO ST
71 BRADEN SMITH AUBURN
72 TYRELL CROSBY OREGON
73 CHENNA NWOSU USC
74 GERON CHRISTIAN LOUISVILLE
75 KYLE LAULETTA RICHMOND
76 HARRISON PHILLIPS STANFORD
77 ANTHONY MILLER MEMPHIS
78 MARK ANDREWS OKLAHOMA
79 M.J. STEWART NORTH CAROLINA
80 B.J. HILL NORTH CAROLINA ST
81 TERRELL EDMUNDS VIRGINIA TECH
82 JAMARCO JONES OHIO STATE
83 ORLANDO BROWN OKLAHOMA
84 DUKE DAWSON STANFORD
85 P.J. HALL SAM HOUSTON
86 TYQUAN LEWIS OHIO STATE
87 MICHAEL GALLUP COLORADO ST
88 KYZIR WHITE WEST VIRGINIA
89 FRED WARNER BYU
90 DALTON SCHULTZ STANFORD
91 JOSH SWEAT FSU
92 MALIK JEFFERSON TEXAS
93 EQUANIMEOUS ST. BROWN NOTRE DAME
94 ANTHONY AVERETT ALABAMA
95 KALEN BALLAGE ARIZONA STATE
96 NYHEIM HINES NC STATE
97 CHUKES OKORAFOR WESTERN MICHIGAN
98 ARDEN KEY LSU
99 OREN BURKS VANDERBILT
100 MIKE WHITE WESTERN KENTUCKY

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Houston's magic number stays at 2

Astros drop series finale to Mariners after rough start by Greinke

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With their magic number at 2 to secure their spot in the 2020 MLB postseason, the Astros returned to T-Mobile Park in Seattle for this three-game series' finale and rubber game. Here are the highlights from the game:

Final Score: Mariners 3, Astros 2.

Record: 28-28, second in the AL West.

Winning pitcher: Nick Margevicius (2-3, 4.57 ERA)

Losing pitcher: Zack Greinke (3-3, 4.03 ERA).

Greinke unable to complete five innings

While the Astros were being held scoreless, the Mariners were putting up runs on Zack Greinke. They took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first with back-to-back singles followed by an RBI-double with one out. Greinke would stop the damage there, then looked to settle in over the next few frames.

He allowed just one baserunner in the second through fourth innings, a one-out single in the bottom of the fourth. Then, in the fifth, the Mariners would knock him out of the game by getting a one-out single that would come around to score on a two-out RBI-double, followed by an RBI-single to extend the lead to 3-0. Greinke faced one more batter, allowing a single before Dusty Baker would take the ball and move to the bullpen. His final line: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 92 P.

Astros try a late rally, come up short

On the other end, the Astros were unable to break through against Nick Margevicius, getting just one hit and two walks through the first four innings. They had a chance to get on the board in the top of the fifth, starting the inning with back-to-back singles before a walk loaded the bases with one out to turn the lineup over. They'd come up empty, though, with George Springer striking out before a long flyball to center by Jose Altuve to end the inning.

After finishing the fifth for Greinke, Andre Scrubb returned for a scoreless sixth, working around a one-out walk. Still 3-0, Blake Taylor took over on the mound in the bottom of the seventh, erasing a leadoff single and two-out walk to keep Seattle from extending their lead. Houston had another chance to score in the top of the eighth, getting two runners in scoring position, but again would strand them.

Cy Sneed was the next reliever out for the Astros, working around a two-out walk to send the game on to the ninth. The Astros would avoid the shutout, getting a two-RBI single by pinch-hitting Josh Reddick in the top of the ninth to make it a one-run game at 3-2. That's as close as they'd come, though, as the Mariners would eventually get the final out to take the series and keep the Astros' magic number stagnant at 2.


Up Next: There is one series left in the regular season for Houston, and it awaits them in Arlington with a four-game series against the Rangers, who are well eliminated from playoff contention. The first of the four games will start at 7:05 PM Central on Thursday with a pitching matchup of Lance Lynn (6-2, 2.53 ERA) for Texas and Cristian Javier (4-2, 3.33 ERA) for the Astros.

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