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Top 15 prospects playing in Saturday's bowl games

Saturday's Las Vegas Bowl (Houston vs. San Diego State, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC) is one of the best opening-day bowl games in recent memory. The Aztecs finished 10-3 and won the Mountain West Conference, while the Cougars beat Oklahoma and Louisville but inexplicably lost to SMU and Memphis, costing themselves a shot at an American Athletic Conference crown.

When evaluating the top prospects for the first day of bowl season, scouts will want to keep an eye on the action in Vegas. Unlike most other bowls held before Christmas, there are at least 12 players on the two squads that have NFL futures. Here's a look at the top 15 prospects who'll be competing in bowls on Saturday. All times listed are Eastern.

Chad Reuter

Draft Analyst