Undrafted Locals get NFL Shot

May 11, 2014 Updated May 11, 2014 at 11:12 PM EDT

By Allen Leight

May 11, 2014 Updated May 11, 2014 at 11:12 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - For the top prospects in the game, the NFL Draft can be an exciting and glamorous event. For many players, though, the draft can be a stressful and anxious wait to see where or 'if' they will get drafted.

That was the case for Lockport native and Toledo running back David Fluellen.

Channel 7 was the only media outlet in Lockport with Fluellen as his draft day played out.

The Rockets runner never did get his name called inside Radio City Music Hall, but he did get a very important phone call after the draft. It was from his agent who had offers from three different NFL teams to sign as an undrafted rookie free agent.

Fluellen chose to go to Philly over New England and Denver. The city where he spent the first 12 years of his life.

They told me that I was the number one guy that they were trying to bring in to camp and I had the greatest chance at making the team, so that just felt like a great spot to be and similar offenses to what I ran in college," said Fluellen Saturday after the draft.

Former UB standout and Grand Island native Alex Neutz is headed to Ohio after agreeing to sign with the Cincinnati Bengals as an UDRFA.

"The Cincinnati coach called me and really wanted me, had a lot of good things to say and said he could really help me, so I jumped on that right away," said Neutz.

Neutz's former teammate at UB, Derek Brim, a Canisius High School grad from Buffalo signed his hometown Buffalo Bills.

The Bills also inking fellow former Crusader and Getzville Native Jimmy Gaines, who played college football at the University of Miami.

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