DE Maybin has questions to answer with Bills

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills just conducted a conference call with Penn State defensive end Aaron Maybin, the 11th overall selection in Saturday's draft, and he said all the right things.

Maybin wasn't a reach. He was the highest-rated defensive end in this year's draft class and the sixth-best prospect overall, according to Scouts Inc. But there are plenty of questions about him.

Experience is an issue. Maybin left Penn State after his junior year, his only season as a starter. He turned 21 three weeks ago.

Scouts have questioned his run-stopping ability, but they rave about his quickness.

Can Maybin answer the critics who think he might be a one-year wonder?

"All I can do and all I plan on doing is just coming in and working as hard as possible and letting my play speak for itself," Maybin said. "I'm a guy that likes to keep his mouth shut and let his game do the talking on the field. I'm going to come in with a humble mind-set and ready to work hard."

Maybin red-shirted as a freshman in 2006, played in 13 games as a reserve in 2007 and began last season as a backup.

He became the starter by the third game. He recorded 12 sacks to earn All-American honors. He ran a 4.64-second 40-yard dash at his pro day. He benched 225 pounds 22 times at the scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Maybin might forever be compared to Texas defensive end Brian Orakpo. The Bills passed on Orakpo, who went two spots later to the Washington Redskins. Scouts Inc. barely ranked Orakpo behind Maybin.

"Nobody's ever going to give you anything," Maybin said. "But I plan on coming in, busting my butt and working as hard as I can to help better the franchise as much as possible."