UB sends program-record seven to NFL


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Bulls are invading the NFL. A program-record seven players will take part in NFL rookie mini-camps this year, throughout the league.

First round pick Khalil Mack headlines the list, as the only one of those seven who heard his name called during the draft. The other six will try to make an impression as either undrafted free agents or tryout players.

“For me and our entire coaching staff, it speaks volumes to the kind of plan we put into place,” said UB head coach Jeff Quinn. “These guys have all listened, paid close attention to what it would take, and now they’re going to have their opportunity.”

The list of signings includes Grand Island’s Alex Neutz (Cincinnati), Canisius High School grad Derek Brim (Buffalo), Colby Way (Buffalo), Branden Oliver (Indianapolis), Najja Johnson (Pittsburgh), and Jasen Carlson (Chicago).

That list, paired with Mack as the top draft pick in program history, has already given Quinn a boost on the recruiting trail.

“There’s been a lot more interest. We’ve had some unbelievable response and feedback from a lot of high school coaches and high school players. They know about Buffalo, and they know about New York football, and they know about UB. So it’s an exciting time for all of us,” said Quinn.

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