The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have finally found the pass-rusher they have been searching for for several years.
The Bucs are trading the 69th and 108th picks in this year's draft to the New York Giants in exchange for veteran defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and the 102nd pick.
Last offseason, Pierre-Paul signed an extension with New York that was scheduled to pay him $62 million over four years. He will cost New York $15 million in dead money this year, but the trade will save them $2.5 million in cap space.
Pierre-Paul peaked with 16.5 sacks in his second season in 2011. He has collected 37.5 sacks in the six seasons since -- just over six per year -- but he should still be an upgrade at edge rusher for the Buccaneers. Pierre-Paul had 8.5 sacks last season, more than any Tampa Bay defensive end since Michael Bennett in 2012.