2011 NFL Season Preview: Buffalo Bills Bust Aaron Maybin Should Be Cut

Robert Quinn@@RQuinn619Correspondent IMay 18, 2011

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20:  Defensive end Aaron Maybin #58 of the Buffalo Bills gets ready to take the field prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 20, 2009 in Orchard Park, New York.  The Bills won 33-20.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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When the Buffalo Bills selected Aaron Maybin with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, many fans and draft pundits were scratching their heads as the undersized Penn State sophomore wasn't projected to go anywhere near that high. 

With offensive tackle Michael Oher and linebacker Brian Orakpo still on the board at the time, the Maybin pick became even more questionable. 

He barely saw the field in his rookie year after a lengthy contract hold out, but Bills fans held hope last season that the move to a 3-4 rush linebacker would be a perfect fit for Maybin. 

However, coach Chan Gailey openly stated that Maybin still wasn't getting it and has a lot to work on before he will see significant playing time. 

While Maybin was getting awful haircuts and tweeting, unheralded guys like Arthur Moats were seeing the field before the former first rounder, who made just six tackles in 11 games last year and was seen in street clothes more than a uniform on the sidelines. 

With the addition of Shawne Merriman, the Bills' linebackers are suddenly a position of strength and depth.

It's time for Buddy Nix to get Maybin off the roster. 

Now, Maybin is entering that magical third year of his career, the year most experts believe one can fully realize the potential of a player in the National Football League, but he has a lot to prove in a limited offseason.

The New York Jets finally cut their losses with a similar bust in Vernon Gholston at the end of last year, and the Bills should do the same. 

Buffalo is turning around their franchise and revamping their front office. Buddy Nix wasn't in the draft room calling in Aaron Maybin's name. Tom Modrak was; look where he is.

Coach Chan Gailey wasn't in that room either. Dick Jauron was. Look where he is.

Aaron Maybin was a promising prospect two years ago, but after not being able to see the team even on special teams is a testament to his lack of National Football League ability, and shouldn't be a member of the Buffalo Bills.