In my opinion Smith is the best linebacker in this draft. He's fast (4.51 40), versatile (can cover, rush the passer, tackle) and instinctive . He can play inside and outside in a 4-3 or 3-4. I like him better than Treadwell because he has the instincts and intelligence to diagnose plays. The mental aspect of the game makes a bigger difference in the nfl than in college. Linebacker is one of our biggest needs. Smith is nfl ready and would improve our defense from day one. In a hybrid defense, he can be used in any way our new dc wants to.