Aaron Schobel's likely retirement opens the door for Aaron Maybin to have a breakout season. Maybin was chosen because of his one great year at Penn State, but he was a huge disappointment as a rookie after not recording a single sack.
The lack of playing time (he averaged less than 20 defensive snaps per game) contributed to his poor production. Getting snaps won't be a problem this season. Maybin is expected to start at right outside linebacker, the primary pass-rushing position in the 3-4 defense.
No one expects him to be as good as Schobel right away, but Maybin need to show something to justify the Bills drafting him 11th overall last season.