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Jets found a real gem on the scrap heap

Aaron Maybin is team's best pass rusher -- and the exact opposite of Vernon Gholston

Updated: December 9, 2011, 12:32 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The organization responsible for Vernon Gholston -- three years and a cloud of bust -- is reveling in its discovery of the anti-Vernon.

The New York Jets found a winning lottery ticket in a garbage pail when they gave Aaron Maybin a second chance. Or was it a third chance? Either way, he's made such an impact in only nine games -- six sacks, four forced fumbles -- that he's already being marketed.

Have you seen the customized Maybin jersey with his nickname ...

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