Why Drafting Aaron Maybin Was a Great Move for the Buffalo Bills

Kenny LindbergContributor IApril 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 25: Offensive lineman Bryant Browning #70 of the Ohio State Buckeyes holds onto defensive lineman Aaron Maybin #59 of the Penn State Nittany Lions on October 25, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. No penalty was called on the play. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

The Buffalo Bills went back to Happy Valley for their 11th overall selection in selecting Aaron Maybin from Penn State.

Maybin a very versatile DE and linebacker dominated the entire Big 10 last season will now turn his attention to the AFC East.

This should come as no surprise to anyone from State College to the Bills, especially with Buffalo hitting the pot of gold two years ago in selecting Marshawn Lynch and another Penn State Alum Paul Posluszny.

Being a Penn State fan and now starting to follow Buffalo, this seems to be a perfect fit for the Buffalo Bills because they now have a very good pass rusher off the corner in Maybin.

This pick could of went many ways. One way would be the package deal of picks to move up, but Russ Brandon all but squashed that idea.

Another would be to select an offensive lineman to fill the void left by Jason Peters, but with a deep o-line draft it looks as if Brandon and other Bills brass will wait until 28 for that selection, if they do not take a Brandon Pettegrew if he is left at TE.

The third option would be to select Brian Orakpo, or Aaron Maybin, which proved to be the choice they went along with in taking Maybin.

Maybin has the ability to make an impact for the Bills for years to come and there is a chance of that difference starting to be made this season.