There were concerns at the combine about whether Maybin could play as a defensive end in a 4-3 scheme, and he tried to alleviate those by gaining weight after the season. The Bills believed he could and took him with the 11th pick, ahead of Brian Orapko and Brian Cushing. A lengthy holdout and a limited role in the Bills' 4-3 defense produced meager results. According to the Buffalo News, Maybin averaged just 14 snaps a game. Over 16 games, he had 18 tackles, one forced fumble and no sacks. Under the new regime in Buffalo, Maybin will move to outside linebacker in the 3-4, and that will afford him the best chance to be an impact player in the NFL.