Buffalo Bills: Five Biggest Draft Busts In Recent History

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TORONTO, CANADA – AUGUST 19: Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts looks to pass the ball over a Aaron Maybin #58 of the Buffalo Bills during game action August 19, 2010 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)

No. 3: Defensive End, Aaron Maybin, 1st Round (11th overall), 2009

Edge defender was a clear cut need for the Buffalo Bills in the 2009 NFL draft. In a draft that boasted the likes of Brian Orakpo, Clay Matthews and Connor Barwin, Buffalo decided to go a different route, by drafting Aaron Maybin with the 11th overall pick.

Here is a quick look at the players that came off the board right before him and right after him.

  • 13th – Brian Orakpo
  • 26th – Clay Matthews
  • 46th – Connor Barwin

Maybin played just two seasons in Buffalo before heading to the Jets for another two seasons. His career ended after that and he never recorded a sack in a Bills’ uniform.

A first-round pick is an investment. You expect that player to be an institution in your organization or much less be a long-standing average player. Many younger Buffalo Bills fans have no idea who Aaron Maybin even is considering his brief stint with the team.

Hind sight is always 20/20, but to look back at this draft class and see that the Bills selected this player hurts.