The MLB trade deadline is a week away and continues to dominate headlines. There is obviously no trading in college football, but what if there was?
Specifically, what if teams could trade within their conference and you were WSU's general manager. There are a lot of talented players in the conference, leaving no shortage of trade options. Once again, let's assume David Stern takes over college football and gives you the option to pluck any player off any Pac-12 roster and add them to WSU's.
Maybe you opt for a quarterback and choose either Marcus Mariota or Brett Hundley. If you're confident in WSU's future at QB, you could instead add a skill player like De'Anthony Thomas, Ka'Deem Carey or Marqise Lee. Want to build up WSU's offensive line? David Yankey would look excellent in Crimson and Gray.
On the defensive side of things, Will Sutton could form a dominant duo with Ioane Gauta at defensive tackle. If I was going to "trade" for one player, I think I may go with UCLA's Anthony Barr. Barr emerged as a dominating pass rusher last season and would be an absolute monster playing BUCK in Mike Breske's 3-4 defense. Pass rush is a great way to mask issues in the secondary and Barr would certainly take WSU's rush to another level.
Eligibility is one thing to consider here, as trading for Barr, Lee or others and you're likely only getting one season before they head to the NFL. Opting for an incoming freshman or rising sophomore may get you a longer return, but also involves more risk.
Who would you trade for?