With the 11th overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills selected DE, Aaron Maybin (Penn State).
Going into the NFL Draft, it was known that the Bills were going to be targeting an upgrade for the pass rush.
Twenty-four sacks are unacceptable and was definitely a key of why the Bills did not win more games last year. A pass-rush specialist was needed, it was simply when it would occur.
With the eleventh pick, the Bills addressed that need with Aaron Maybin.
He is a small defensive end, but fast and tenacious and knows how to get after the quarterback and had a stellar year with the Nittany Lions.
Is this a great pick?
I would have preferred Everette Brown from Florida State at that pick, but Maybin has the ability to come in on a passing down and wreak havoc. He certainly fills a need and if nothing else and pushes Chris Kelsay off the field on passing downs.
The question is if Maybin can hold up and not get tossed around like a rag doll. In response to that question: Maybin bulked up for the Combine and still put up some impressive numbers, however, it is unknown how well he will play at that weight.
There are a number of questions that need to be answered, but Aaron Maybin is a gifted player and I hope as a Bills fan that he will rise to the occasion.
There is definitely the potential there. Hopefully he will produce.
Welcome to Buffalo, Mr. Maybin—please do not disappoint.