He has played well enough not for Hurney not to draft DE in the first. The first pick is always going to be an impact player on this team. If you look at it that way then there really is only two positions CB and LB
Hardy is ok at DE. However, he is NOT an impact player. Adding another talented (starting) DE like Coples would provide playmaking book-ends....with guys like Hardy as rotation.
DE is an area that we could definitely look to upgrade.