by Joshua Yorkshire
With the 11th pick, in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bill selected Aaorn Maybin. With the Bills trying to fill a void at linebacker, they selected “one year wonder” linebacker Aaron Maybin, from Penn State. At the time, the Bills thought Maybin would be anything but a bust. With 16 sacks and 61 total tackles over a two year career at Penn State, this kid seemed to have what the Bills were looking for. He should have been a one man wrecking crew and a player offensive coordinators would grow to hate, right? Wrong. Through two seasons with the Bills, Maybin recorded a more then disappointing 0 sacks and 24 total tackles. The Bills should give this highly acclaimed first round draft pick one more shot to prove himself, right? Wrong, again. The Bills decided to waive the former Penn State star. A questionable move to say the least. Now it was time to sit back and see who would take a gamble on Maybin.
The Jets know a lot about busts. In 2008, the Jets selected Ohio State star, Vernon Gholston. Through three seasons at Ohio State, Gholston had 85 total tackles and 22 sacks. With the Jets through three seasons, Gholston had a lousy 42 total tackles. Like Maybin, Gholston also had 0 sacks. Just like Maybin and the Bills, Gholston and the Jets also parted ways. The Jets have already proven they are not afraid to take chances, with the signing of ex-con Plaxico Burress. They once again show they are risk takers, when signing who else but newly waived Aaron Maybin. Maybe Rex Ryan will coach some sense into Maybin. Maybe all Maybin needed was another year to prove himself. They say the third time is a charm right? Well that wasn’t true for Gholston, but all the Jets can do is hope that it will be true for Maybin.