Arizona State hasn’t had a tight end top 400 receiving yards in a season since Chris Coyle in 2013. In the eight seasons since, only two Sun Devil tight ends have even topped 120 years in a single season—Kody Kohl did it twice in 2014 and 2015, with 167 in ’14. Last season, Curtis Hodges hauled in 20 catches for 373 yards, be he’s off to the NFL.

With a new offensive coordinator and a new quarterback and a new option in the tight end room, there’s renewed hope in Tempe that a threat can emerge in the passing game from the tight end room. Messiah Swinson, a grad transfer from Missouri, is that hope.

“When you have a skill set like him, that’s part of our job to utilize that,” offensive coordinator Glenn Thomas said Friday after practice, via Devils Digest. “It’s been fun from a creativity standpoint. We expect big things from him.”

For whoever it is that wins the starting quarterback job—Emory Jones, Paul Tyson, Trenton Bourguet; ASU is still sorting that out—Swinson will provide a massive target.

Standing 6-foot-8, 255 pounds, he provides his quarterback with a huge catch radius. And even though he wasn’t often utilized in the Missouri Tigers offense, he considers himself a natural out in the open field.

“I feel like I’m a natural pass-catcher,” he told reporters earlier this week. “I love to run routes and I just love to be down the field and see the ball up in the air so I can go get it. I never really had to read coverages before because I wasn’t running routes deeper than 10 yards. It was the system (at Missouri). I was running in-cuts, flats, and 4-yard Omahas.”

Expect that to change at ASU.