I think Smalling is a good defender. Will we win the League and Champions League with him starting say 40 games a season...probably not. Could he be the 3rd Center defender for a season behind two players better than him... absolutely. My point is. He can be similar to Evans in 09 though to 2013. Playing along side better players (Rio, Vidic). I like Smalling, think he gets a bit of a bad rap to be honest. Scored some big goals as well for us. Also and this is quite important. I think he would be happy to sit on the bench and play between 25 to 30 games a season which I think a lot of people seem to forget about having a squad of players. You need players that are not going to kick off because they are not playing every game but who can still come in and do a job and I think Smalling is one of those players.