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If college teams could trade players, Georgia would trade?

  • Why Does It Work For Georgia?

    Georgia has two of the top nose tackles in the country with John Jenkins and Kwame Geathers, and the Bulldogs added another big run-stuffer to the mix when they signed four-star recruit Jonathan Taylor.

    The problem for Georgia surely isn't at tackle on the defensive side of the ball, however, the same can't be said on the offensive side where both of last year's starters—future first-round pick Cordy Glenn and solid veteran Justin Anderson—are both gone.

    If the Bulldogs want to establish the running game with Isaiah Crowell and company in 2012, they're going to need at least one strong road-grading tackle to set the tone up front.

    One tackle that has both the strength and the athleticism to survive in the SEC trenches is former five-star recruit Seantrel Henderson, who has shown a few flashes of his enormous potential over the past two yeas at Miami.

    Although giving up a strong nose tackle like Jenkins would soften up the middle of Georgia's 3-4 defense, Geathers and Taylor would probably be able to pick up most of the slack.

    Why Does It Work For Miami?

    Miami coach Al Golden knew he was going to lose DT Micanor Regis after the 2011 season, but he didn't expect Marcus Forston to declare for the draft after suffering through a junior season that was marred by injuries and a suspension.

    The Hurricanes could use a big defensive tackle that can clog up space in the middle of the defense and eat up blockers, and John Jenkins excels at both of those things.

    Giving up a young developing tackle like Seantrel Henderson wouldn't be an ideal move, but Miami has talented linemen like Jon Feliciano and Malcolm Bunche who could grow into a nice pair of bookends.

    This post was edited by samsneed74 2 years ago