Top 2016 NFL Draft Prospects in Foster Farms Bowl

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This Saturday, the UCLA Bruins and Nebraska Cornhuskers will square off from Levi's® Stadium in the 2015 Foster Farms Bowl.

To get us ready for the matchup, Bleacher Report's NFL draft and NFL lead writer Matt Miller joined 49ers.com to discuss all of the top draft-eligible prospects from both rosters.

You can follow Miller on Twitter @nfldraftscout and find more of his draft analysis here.

The game kicks off at 6:15 p.m. PT. If you wish to purchase tickets and attend the game in person, you can do so here.

UCLA Prospects

Myles Jack, LB - Junior

2015 Season: 15 total tackles, one interception and one pass defended in three games.

Career Highlights: Two-way player who also shined at running back … Scored 11 career rushing touchdowns … Four career interceptions … Two career forced fumbles.

Notes: Jack won't play in this game due to a Meniscus tear, but Miller said the talented linebacker is already working out for the draft process … Jack is unanimously considered the top prospect on either roster … Jack is Miller's second-ranked linebacker and is listed as the best coverage linebacker in his class.

Miller's Comments: "I think he's really, really special – like top 10 special. Niner fans have been really blessed with inside linebackers like Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman. Willis is the best linebacker prospect I've ever seen, but I think Myles Jack, from an athletic standpoint, can do some things that he couldn't. He's not as good against the run between the tackles, but he can chase down any running back in the NFL on the edge. He takes great angles. He's so good in space and so comfortable there that he can play all three downs and be a really good coverage 'backer."

Kenny Clark, DL - Junior

2015 Season:62 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks … Five passes defended.* *

Career Highlights:5.5 career sacks, 148 tackles and 18 tackles for loss … One fumble recovery and one forced fumble … Scored one offensive touchdown on a 3-yard carry this season.

Notes: Miller's highest-ranked player who will be on the field Saturday … Miller's third-ranked defensive lineman in the class, best run-stopper and best nose tackle.

Miller's Comments: "He's fantastic. He's a nose tackle in a 3-4 defense. He's really, really strong. He uses his length well. I wouldn't be surprised if he's a top-20 pick if he enters this draft."

Paul Perkins, RB - Junior

2015 Season: 1,275 rushing yards, 5.7 yards per carry and 13 touchdowns … 27 receptions, 234 receiving yards and one touchdown catch.

Career Highlights: 3,420 career rushing yards and 31 total touchdowns … 77 career receptions for 731 yards.

Notes: Miller's second-ranked running back.

Miller's Comments: "I think he'll come out. He's a junior, but if you're a running back and had a good year, you're probably coming out. He's short, but powerful. He's quick to the outside and packs a pretty good punch. He's that Doug Martin-type player. He catches the ball pretty well, and he's had great production the last two years at UCLA. That says a lot about him."

Ishmael Adams, CB - Junior

2015 Season: Two interceptions, 109 interception return yards and one pick-six … Four passes defended … 30 total tackles and one tackle for a loss.

Career Highlights:Eight career interceptions and 133 total tackles.

Miller's Comments: "I would think he's a draftable guy, probably in the 120 range – so the fourth to fifth round. How well he performs between now and the draft is going to be the big question with him."

Nebraska Prospects

Maliek Collins, DL - Junior

2015 Season: 29 tackles, seven tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.

Career Highlights: 86 career tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks.

Notes: Miller's fifth-ranked defensive lineman ... Nebraska's highest ranked 2016 prospect.

Miller's Comments:"I actually went up and saw him in person. He looks the part. He's built like Aaron Donald or Geno Atkins or Gerald McCoy. Physically he looks like them, but he doesn't have that quickness off of the ball right now that those guys have. You saw this with Randy Gregory, Nebraska teaches their defensive linemen to react to the offensive linemen. They're not moving on the snap of the ball, they're moving on the first movement of the offensive lineman, which isn't great. That's something he'll have to get coached up on a little bit, and that could help his first step. I don't think it's a work ethic thing, it's more of a question how much he's being developed at Nebraska. There's kind of a boom or bust thing going on there."

Vincent Valentine, DL - Junior

2015 Season: Four tackles for loss and three sacks in six games.

Career Highlights: Seven career sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss.

Miller's Comments:"I think he could be a mid-round guy. He's more of a nose tackle, one-technique type guy. He's also an underclassman but everything I've heard is that he's leaning towards coming out. I think he'd probably slot in as a third-round guy right now. He's someone to keep an eye on."

Jordan Westerkamp, WR - Junior

2015 Season: 63 receptions, 874 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.

Career Highlights: 127 career receptions, 1,904 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Miller's Comments:"He's a little, shifty receiver who is tough as nails. He's a slot receiver. He could probably line up some in the backfield like a Randall Cobb-type guy. He's definitely someone who is a late-round sleeper who can help in the return game and help as a slot receiver and be a moving piece on offense."

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