Bills release 2009 first-rounder Maybin

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 1:44 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Bills have released OLB Aaron Maybin after a pair of unproductive seasons, cutting ties with a player they selected early in the draft two years ago.

Maybin was the 11th overall pick in the 2009 draft, selected higher than other pass-rushing 'backers such as Clay Matthews and Brian Orakpo. The Bills never saw the speed and potential that Maybin flashed at Penn State, as he made just 24 tackles with zero sacks during his two seasons in Buffalo.

The way we see it

The Bills, who were desperate for pass rushers last season, didn't even have Maybin active on game day for much of 2010. He showed little drive and motivation in practices and was outperformed by players taken much lower than him in the draft. That apparently was the case this summer, as illustrated by the team's decision to release him on Monday following one preseason game.

While his NFL career isn't necessarily over, Maybin has to be considered one of the biggest busts in recent NFL draft history.