College football trades we wish could happen in 2015

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Jan 3, 2015; Birmingham, AL, USA; Florida Gators defensive back Vernon Hargreaves III (1) catches the ball for an interception to seal the game for the Gators against the East Carolina Pirates during the 2015 Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

The Baylor Bears know if they’re going to get into the College Football Playoff this year that they’ll have to beat Trevone Boykin and the explosive TCU Horned Frogs offense. Sure, the Bears offense is every bit as explosive but they can’t outscore everyone if they want to win the national title, so they sacrifice some offense for some defense.

KD Cannon was one of the best freshmen receivers in the country last year and a true home run threat with 1,030 yards and eight touchdowns on only 58 receptions.

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He and Corey Coleman could be the best wide receiver duo in the country for first-year starting quarterback Seth Russell but the opportunity to add arguably the top corner in Vernon Hargreaves is too much to turn down for head coach Art Briles.

Florida knows they’re losing Hargreaves to the NFL after this year and it’s unfortunate the Gators weren’t able to win more with him, but knowing they can get two years out of Cannon vs. one from Hargreaves, Jim McElwain makes the tough decision and does the deal.

Cannon gives Will Grier or Treon Harris a dominant receiver opposite Demarcus Robinson and can inject some much-needed life in the Florida passing game while Baylor gets their shutdown corner to matchup against Boykin and the Horned Frogs.

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