NFL Draft: Favorite Five


Published: April 21, 2009


... like some players, even if you know the chances of your team getting (or wanting them) are slim.

Regardless, I have five favorite players for this draft and wherever they end up, I'll watch their careers with interest, and hopefully I can bump this blog in a few months time and make myself look clever. If they suck, this piece gets forgotten.

Aaron Maybin, Defensive End, Penn State

Maybin is a classic tweener who will either be a DE in a 4-3 or a 3-4 rush linebacker. On the face of things, he has come out too early, is too light (playing weight was 230 pounds at the end of last season) and the Penn State program has not being churning out the best defensive talent in recent years. However, I kind of hope Maybin ends up on a 4-3 team and is used as a pure pass rusher.

In that role I think he can give a team eight to ten sacks with a pure speed-burst off the edge. Sure, he'll get smothered and null...

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