Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 1/13/09: #1 Redshirt Sophomore DE 2008: Maybin took over left defensive end duties in the season's third game vs. Syracuse, starting 10 of the team's next 11 games...Selected to the All-American first-team by the Associated Press, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), CBSSports.com and CollegeFootballNews.com...Named a second-team All-American by The NFL Draft Report and The Sporting News...Chosen NCAA Defensive Player of the Year by the Pigskin Club of Washington, D.C...The Walter Camp honor was announced at the ESPNU/Home Depot College Football Awards Show, where Maybin was one of three finalists for the Bednarik Award, presented to the nation's top defensive player...Was among the six finalists for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award, becoming the third Nittany Lion in four years to be named a finalist for the honor...Became the 93rd player in school history and 76th from the Joe Paterno era to earn first-team All-American accolades...Ranked seventh in the nation, as the All-Big Ten Conference first-team choice led the league with an average of 0.92 quarterbacks sacks per game, totaling 12 sacks for minus-78 yards...Finished third in the conference and tied for eighth nationally with an average of 1.54 tackles for loss per game...Led the Lions with 20.0 stops for losses totaling 94 yards...Ranked sixth on the squad with 49 tackles (30 solo), adding one pressure, three forced fumbles and three pass deflections...Had at least one tackle behind the line of scrimmage in each of the 13 games he played in, including at least one sack in 10 contests...On 43 running plays he was involved in, he held the opposition to minus-35 yards on the ground (minus-0.81 ypc), as he stopped those runners for no gain five times, in addition to his 20 hits behind the line of scrimmage...The opposition completed 3-of-7 passes into his area for 41 yards...Made a pair of solo tackles on the kickoff coverage unit...Delivered 12 third-down stops, including 10 against the run, as he also made two fourth-down tackles...Allowed just three first downs rushing and two more receiving for the season...2007: Playing in every game on defense and special teams, Maybin had 12 tackles, with 4.5 tackles for losses, one forced fumble and one pass breakup. He was fourth on the team with four sacks for minus-32 yards.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Bills' picks: Round 1/11 - Aaron Maybin, DE/OLB, 6-4, 249, Penn State...The Bills addressed their sorry pass rush by adding the player many scouts believed was the best pure speed pass rusher available. Buffalo locked on Maybin early and was elated to find help for a defense that has just 50 sacks the last two seasons. A fierce hitter with a long reach to tip balls and disrupt plays, Maybin also has the ability to drop into coverage in zone dogs. His big drawback is lack of experience; he's a redshirt sophomore who had just 10 starts in college and his ability to make an impact as a rookie is in question. The potential is all there. In the 10 games Maybin started last fall, he registered a Big Ten-best 12 sacks and 20 tackles for loss. Maybin, who played at 230 pounds in college, has bulked up to 249 and his 40-dash times have remained respectable (4.78 at combine, 4.54 on campus). How that extra weight transfers to the field and how long he can keep the weight on during training camp and the regular season are big question marks. - by The Sports Xchange
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11/14/12 - LB Aaron Maybin was waived by the Jets Tuesday. Maybin led the Jets in sacks (six) and forced fumbles last year (four) and was expected to emerge as a starter this season, but he struggled in limited duty and had just four tackles, one quarterback hit and no sacks in a mere 119 snaps. Maybin was a healthy scratch against the Seahawks on Sunday. Rex Ryan didn't rule out the possibility Wednesday of eventually re-signing Maybin.
11/11/12 - LB Aaron Maybin was inactive against the Seahawks Sunday. Maybin led the Jets last year with six sacks and four forced fumbles as a situational pass rusher and was expected by many to emerge as a star this season, but he had just four tackles in the Jets' first eight games.
08/19/12 - LB Aaron Maybin continued his impressive preseason Saturday by partially blocking a Steve Weatherford punt in the second quarter. Maybin, who led the Jets with six sacks despite playing only in a situational pass rushing role last year, displayed his versatility throughout training camp by also playing at inside linebacker and in the "3-technique."
Not bad for someone whose career appeared endangered 12 months ago. Maybin was released by both the Bills - for whom he didn't record a sack in two subpar seasons after he was selected in the first round of the 2009 draft - and the Jets last summer and didn't re-sign with the Jets until late September.
"Night and day difference," outside linebackers coach Mike Smith told the New York Post. "I think Aaron learned the more you know and you feel more comfortable out there, the faster you can play. Even though you're fast when you don't have to think and you can go, you play faster."
04/17/12 - OLB Aaron Maybin, who resurrected his career with the Jets last season after two disappointing years with Buffalo, re-signed with the Jets.