Blog Entry

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Posted on: August 15, 2011 1:49 pm
Edited on: August 15, 2011 4:17 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Aaron Maybin was waived by the Buffalo Bills on Monday afternoon, the team announced. Maybin was taken with the 11th overall pick in the 2009 draft. And if there was ever any debate about him being a tremendous bust, well, that debate is over right now, regardless of what happens the rest of his career.

Also Google, would like to weigh in, before we continue with said debate:



And, as we know, Google doesn't lie.

Neither do the stats -- in two years with Buffalo, the Penn State product has recorded exactly zero sacks, one forced fumble and logged 15 tackles in 27 games.

Bills Preseason

That Maybin was let go now is actually a good thing, though. Buffalo is acknowledging a clear-cut indication to move forward with the franchise and not dwell on past (although not-too-distant) mistakes.

Maybin's been completely embarrassing as a football player thus far in his career, but that doesn't mean he won't latch on somewhere.

As we've seen with Vernon Gholston -- and many others before him -- there's ample availability for second chances in the NFL.

Just for fun, here's the next ten players that were taken after the Bills nabbed Maybin: Knowshon Moreno, Brian Orakpo, Malcolm Jenkins, Brian Cushing, Larry English, Josh Freeman, Robert Ayers, Jeremy Maclin, Brandon Pettigrew and Alex Mack.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnNFL on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed.
Comments

Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 11:18 am
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Really??? Worst number one pick EVER? Really??? Are we talking for the Bills or in the history of the NFL??? This wasn't even the worst pick for the Bills since 2000 as I think LT Mike Williams will forever hold that distinction as he was drafted at #4 when 3 picks later Bryant McKinnie was drafted. In all of the NFL?? I think that title will always go to Ryan Leaf.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 10:40 am
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Celebrate this flop and finally cutting the woorst #1 pick EVER.  The 2011 Bills are set up to get the #1 pick Andrew Lunck and finally solve the franchise QB mess. 



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2011 10:33 am
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Despite being a lifelong fan of the Redskins (or maybe because of it), I'd like to nominate Daniel Snyder's franchise.



Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 10:26 am
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Here is one thing I don't understand with all the armchair quarterbacks. This guy was projected by all the experts and I mean ALL OF THE EXPERTS as the second best DE behind Orakpo in 2009. Many saw him as a borderline top 10 pick and at the training combine he worked out great and was one of the fastest DE/LB players out there. Many were impressed with his physical skills and many said he was a raw player with infinite upside. Unfortunately, just like many other projects, that does not necessarily translate into a successful NFL career (see: Mike Mamula). Yet every single year they do mock drafts and everyone says this guy is a “can't miss player.” I read everywhere that analysts said Maybin was easily a top 12-15 player off of their boards. They said the same thing when the Jets had Gholston and everyone thought he was a surefire top 5 pick and an absolute steal for the Jets at 6 and he would anchor that defense for 10 years. So whenever a team drafts these can't miss guys that the experts spent months evaluating, it's funny how the experts are exonerated of all criticism and all of a sudden it all lies on the franchise that is badly managed with this selection? Now I know the Bills reached a little here because even I wanted Orakpo and was PISSED at this selection. However, Jauron wanted to run a 3-4 and wanted Maybin's speed at the OLB thinking he found a gem especially when Schobel was still with the team. Now Orakpo was a true 4-3 DE and he would have been a bad fit under our scheme. So in actuality, Orakpo might have been the BUST for our team and he would have been the one that developed into a better player under a different system like WR Mike Williams. Now I know Maybin would be a bust anywhere as he demonstrated nothing here other than being an overrated, undersized DE and was an outspoken person who got paid millions for holding out. With all this said, yes the Bills are not good at selecting 1st and 2nd rounders though. They seem to do better with second day selections like 5th round Kyle Williams or 7th rounders Demetrius Bell and Stevie Johnson or getting UFA that went undrafted like Donald Jones. They either lose their 1st or 2nd rounders by free agency or trades which are bad. They trade a relatively young 1st rounder in Marshawn for a 4th round pick and the same with Lee Evans being a 1st rounder and only getting a 4th in return. They lose Whitner and Poz to free agency and even though they are both not game changers, they were solid. I can see the CJ Spiller pick being a bust as well. The same can be said with McKelvin, who like everyone said in the mock drafts was the best CB in his draft. However, I think the Eric Wood selection was solid and Dareus and Williams from this year's draft will be great. A lot of criticism belongs to the Bills, but it wasn't like they reached for a Ginn Jr. or Heyward Bey here. These guys were drafted around the position people said they would go and they just don't translate well at the NFL level. Perhaps with Nix saying we will build by the draft, we will turn the corner as we are collecting picks for the future. Every team has busts as many experts say you are very lucky if you can hit on just half of your draft picks. Nobody knows what an injury can do to a player's career. Perhaps with Nix saying we will build by the draft, we will turn the corner as we are collecting picks for the future.



Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 9:58 am
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

I have to respond to the crafty poster about Knowshon Moreno and his claim to have coined "No Show Moreno".

First, you're not the first one to coin that expression. I actually first heard it from Florida fans back in 2006 - so unless you attended UF during the summer of 2006 .. you're a liar.

Next, in 2009 he had over 1000 total yards w/ 10 tds and over 1000 total yards with 8 tds. If you consider that a "bust" then maybe you just have a grudge against the guy. Granted, he doesn't seem to have the speed he had at UGA - but then again the broncos didn't give him that many touches last year.

I'm partial to the guy since I've been following him throughout his entire football career, but comparing him with Maybin is laughable. Having not recorded a single sack makes him a bust. Moreno has produced enough to keep him relavent and he has the skill set to always make an amazing play.



Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 9:26 am
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Merriman's gonna break Brady's leg this season....just saying....PAT'S BLOW...



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: August 16, 2011 8:29 am
 

Bad Deal

Who has the worst run franchise in the NFL?

1. Miami Dolphins
2. Cincinnati Bengals
3. Buffalo Bills
4. Jacksonville Jaguars

My vote:  1 Bengals, 2 Dolphins, 3 Bills, 4 Jaguars



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:14 am
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

As far as drafting college defensive ends to play outside linebacker in NFL, it looks like players like DeMarcus Ware and Terrell Suggs  are the exception and not the rule when it comes to projecting college defensive ends to a rushing outside linebacker in a 3-4 defensive scheme. In the "just for fun" section of this article where it lists the next ten players taken after Aaron Maybin, the only two other bad value picks or busts (perhaps too strong a word) were Larry English and Robert Ayers. Both of them were defensive ends in college who have struggled to make the transition to outside linebacker in the NFL. Vernon Gholston (mentioned in the article) is another perfect example. Hopefully NFL teams have learned their lesson - DON'T DRAFT COLLEGE DEFENSIVE ENDS TO PLAY 3-4 OLB IN THE FIRST ROUND!!!


are you dumb? steelers do it ALL THE TIME...and look at their LBs

it just takes talent knowing who can and cant play outside LB in the pros after playing DE in college



Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:05 am
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

As far as drafting college defensive ends to play outside linebacker in NFL, it looks like players like DeMarcus Ware and Terrell Suggs  are the exception and not the rule when it comes to projecting college defensive ends to a rushing outside linebacker in a 3-4 defensive scheme. In the "just for fun" section of this article where it lists the next ten players taken after Aaron Maybin, the only two other bad value picks or busts (perhaps too strong a word) were Larry English and Robert Ayers. Both of them were defensive ends in college who have struggled to make the transition to outside linebacker in the NFL. Vernon Gholston (mentioned in the article) is another perfect example. Hopefully NFL teams have learned their lesson - DON'T DRAFT COLLEGE DEFENSIVE ENDS TO PLAY 3-4 OLB IN THE FIRST ROUND!!!



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 11:55 pm
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

kyle brady was all pro for 3 years you idiot.   still playing 17 years later

go to bed dummy


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com