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Is Myles Jack more of a possibility now that Daryl Smith has been cut?

It could be a continuation of the youth movement on defense.

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Ravens have released inside linebacker Daryl Smith after three seasons of play in Baltimore. While the Ravens haven't yet closed the door on a reunion with the linebacker, he is still getting up there in age and it wouldn't be a bad idea to acquire a blue-chip prospect to play alongside inside linebacker C.J. Mosley.

The Ravens currently have Albert McClellan, Zach Orr, and Arthur Brown behind Mosley on the depth chart. While Orr has been able to get some playing time on defense, he hasn't done so much that he deserves to have a starting spot given to him in 2016. There aren't that many outside candidates that are very promising, but there is a draft candidate that could serve alongside C.J. Mosley for a long time: Myles Jack from UCLA Bruins.

Myles Jack is the best inside linebacker prospect in this entire draft. He would be a great asset in coverage against tight ends and runningbacks in the middle of the field, something that has been a weakness of the defense. Jack is a Top-10 prospect and he would be perfect alongside C.J. Mosley. Jack wouldn't be a reach at all and unless a prospect like Ramsey or Buckner is still around at six, it's hard to see Jack as anything but the best player available.

The Ravens have an opening at inside linebacker now that Daryl Smith has been released and Myles Jack would just be the perfect solution with its sixth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.