College football, like most college sports, does not have a mechanism for trading players. But there is still plenty of room to wonder how some teams would do if they could swap players with other top programs.
On Wednesday, ESPN's Edward Aschoff published a list of potential college football trades that would benefit all sides involved. One of them was a trade between the Georgia and Ohio State football programs.
Aschoff's trade proposal included the Buckeyes sending defensive end Tyreke Smith to the Bulldogs in exchange for offensive lineman Cade Mays. Aschoff explained that the trade would address needs for both teams.
Georgia needs a pass-rusher, and Ohio State needs a monster offensive lineman. Both schools have plenty of depth where the other needs help. These guys have a ton of potential and would be immediate impacts for their new teams in 2019.
Smith does have potential, as he was a four-star recruit coming out of college. However, he did not necessarily get a chance to prove his pass rushing ability in 2018 as he was used in only a few games.
Mays was a top offensive tackle prospect, garnering a five-star rating in high school. He was the No. 22 overall prospect, the No. 3 offensive tackle prospect, and the No. 1 prospect from the state of Tennessee, per 247Sports.
But the key, as Aschuff explained, is that neither player got much playing time recently and would both get significantly more in their new destinations.
If college football does one day implement some kind of trading mechanism in place of a transfer portal (or in addition to it), a move like the one Aschuff described could benefit everyone.