Its early. Part of being a franchise player is playing day in and day out as a franchise player. DeKeyser has played 10 games. Kinda hard to anoint him as the franchise D man. Maybe if he is playing like this for the next 2-3 years, then I will believe you.
I'm not saying DeKeyser is there but the difference between their play since he's been here is glaring. Smith is panicky, makes poor decisions and takes even worse penalties. Danny makes the smart, simple play more often than not which is amazing for a guy ten games into his career.