ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - It would appear that NFL teams are getting bullish on UB.
Scouts, coaches and personnel from all 32 NFL teams, as well as a few CFL teams were present at the 2014 University at Buffalo Pro Day "mini combine" at the Ralph WIlson Field House.
Most of them were there to see Kahlil Mack, the UB linebacker projected by some to go as high as first overall.
Senior running back Branden "The Bulldozer" Oliver says that he and his teammates know that Mack is what brought most of these scouts through the door, but just the fact that the door is open, is a huge opportunity for all of them and recognition of a program on the right path.
"All this is bonus, I never saw myself getting this far in my career, so if I just get a tryout I'll be happy to prove myself at the next level," said senior wide receiver Alex Neutz.
Meanwhile Mack was pushing the spotlight to the Bulls who paved the way for him.
"It's just a blessing seeing guys like James Starks and Naaman Roosevelt and Avante Sharpre and all these guys who instilled this greatness in this program and rubbed it off on me," said Mack.
UB Coach Jeff Quinn couldn't be more proud of his players.
"It's exciting for our football program to see how far it's come along in the past four years, but you do it by getting good players and having a plan to develop them and today gives them a chance to get in front of all those great programs and have a chance to get to the next level," said Quinn.