We have talented DEs on the roster but they don't have a consistent track record. We need to find the heir apparent to Strahan, Osi, and Tuck to carry the torch of Big Blue pass rushing Defensive Ends. JPP may yet still pan out, but grabbing a DE will cause competition, bolster our defense, jolt our pass rush, etc
On a side note, In 2015 well probably need the following: will still need a TE. OL help-getting another mauler to pair with Richburg and Pugh will solidify our future and o-line. A playmaking Safety. A scatback type RB with pass catching ability. Defensive end, because we're the NY football Giants. And again, a young linebacker with speed.
The 2015 DE class is pretty loaded and with prototypical ends, not the plethora of hybrids and tweeters we've seen in recent years. The Giants like big bodied and multidimensional ends who play both the rush and pass with equal aplomb. So even though I think we'll be picking low this year, we will have a chance at one of the several projectsed round 1 DEs. And while I'm always for BPA, if he's there, NJ native Michigan State (we like Spartans) defensive end Shlique Calhoun should be our pick. He's got all the measureables and heck, he sounds like a Giant. He needs to fill out more and needs to develop a bull rush, but he has a lot of potential,
Then hopefully we can hit 50+ sacks again as a defensive unit. While this is an offensive game, and your secondary needs to be stocked, in the immortal words of Ernie Accorsi, you can never have enough pass rushers.