Aaron Maybin Scouting Report
|School:||Penn State Nittany Lions|
|Height & Weight:||6'4 - 246 lbs.|
2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Aaron Maybin, DE, Penn State
Aaron Maybin has wasted no time in becoming one of the most productive pass rushers in college football. Maybin was highly recruited out of high school in Maryland, and came to Penn State in 2006. After redshirting his first year on campus, Maybin played in every game of his redshirt freshman year. He recorded 12 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, and broke up a pass in coverage, in 13 games last season. Maybin came out of high school weighing only 220 pounds, but has already added 26 pounds of muscle. He has the frame to add more bulk without losing any speed, which is something NFL scouts will be looking at. Maybin has outstanding speed for an end, and is much stronger than his size would suggest. He does his best work coming off the edge and simply running by offensive tackles. He has the quickest first step of any defensive end in the country. Maybin isn't only a speed rusher though. He has excellent technique, and does a good job of using his hands to keep blockers from cutting his feet out from under him. Maybin took full advantage of his starting role this season, having tallied 49 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and even breaking up 3 passes in coverage. Maybin will be watched closely by NFL GMs because he has the potential to develop into a dominant and disruptive force. Maybin will likely be one of the top defensive end taken this spring, but NFL teams will likely have to wait for him to develop. He can help a team as a third down pass rush specialist in the beginning, but if he reaches his potential he could be a future NFL sacks leader. Aaron Maybin showed up at the NFL Combine with some added weight and it seemed to affect him during workouts. Maybin ran much slower than expected, notching just a 4.89 second 40 yard dash. He did have 22 reps on the bench press and a 38 inch vertical leap, which are solid numbers. Maybin won't get out of round one, but could slide out of the top 15 if he has a bad Pro Day as well. Aaron Maybin has catapulted himself back to the top of the draft by proving his Combine performance was a fluke. Maybin ran a 4.59 40 yard dash, had a 40.5 inch vertical leap, and broad jumped 10 feet 9 inches.
Last Updated 2009-04-17T05:11-06:00 by Randall Weida