Chris Canty : Depth the New York Giants Need at Defensive End

Vinny YeagerCorrespondent IMarch 2, 2009

After last year's season ending knee injury to Osi Umenyiora, Giant nation went into panic mode.

Questions like, "What are we going to do now?" and "How is the pass rush going to be the same as last year?" came about.

Well to answer those questions, the Giants put Mathias Kiwanuka back at defensive end and yet, the pass rush was not the same.

Towards the end of the season last year, the Giants were getting no pressure on the quarterback and he had all day to throw.

With Osi being back, Kiwanuka staying at end, and Justin Tuck coming off a pretty solid season, the Giants defensive end position looks pretty good for the 2009 season.

But, with the addition of Chris Canty and a huge six year/42 million dollar contract, the Giants are officially loaded at defensive end.

Canty, who is an ex-Cowboy, is a relatively young player who can provide speed and strength coming off the edge.

When he was in Dallas, Canty along side of Greg Ellis and DeMarcus Ware, provided a scary trio that was very productive. The same thing will happen when Canty straps on a Giants' helmet and lines up with Tuck, Umenyiora, and Kiwanuka.

The Giants' defensive line now has great depth with Canty and Kiwanuka coming in for Tuck and Umenyiora and newly signed Giant Rocky Bernard, along with Jay Alford, will substitute for Barry Cofield and Fred Robbins.

Even with Washington signing Albert Haynesworth, the Giants now have the best defensive line in the NFC.