Don’t be surprised if Aaron Maybin is a situational pass rusher as a rookie. I expect him to help the pass rush on passing downs and third downs. The reason I believe the Bills are thinking like this is based on what defensive coordinator Perry Fewell told me at the NFL Combine in February.
“We’re looking for a different type of talent, maybe one that can put some more pressure on the quarterback in a third down situation,” Fewell said at the combine. “He might not have to be a full time starter, but if he can give us (help) in long yardage situations or passing down situations to increase our pass rush, that will work for us. And then we can work him into being an every down player because football right now is so much situational. It’s a situational game that sometimes you can pick a situational player.”
Knowing Maybin just turned 21 earlier this month and his body is still maturing, Maybin is still growing into his body and holding up against the run might be a bit of a task for him as a rookie. As long as he has 10 to 12 sacks and Schobel puts up close to the same I’ll be satisfied with that approach.
Tags: Aaron Maybin, Aaron Schobel, Perry Fewell
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