Zach Edey is a star on the court for Purdue. Could he have been just as dominant on the gridiron if he had elected to play football instead?

During an interview on SiriusXM, Edey said that thanks to his size and athletic build, making the transition to football might be second nature. When asked what position he would play, the 7-foot-4 center said he’d be willing to play anywhere on offense besides quarterback.

“I’ve always messed around and told my teammates that I’d be like a nasty tight end or wide receiver,” Edey said. “I don’t know. I’d just be nasty. Anything besides like quarterback, that would be really bad for me. Say I just ran ten yards down the field, post up, catch the ball and run out of bounds. That’s un-guardable.”

Edey would win most one-on-one matchups just on size alone. Then again, he’s been doing inside the paint since his arrival in West Lafayette in 2020. This past season, Edey has averaged roughly 21.9 points, 13.2 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game.

Imagine Ryan Walters having a 7-plus foot tight end in the red zone for his offense in Year 1? Can you say B1G West Champs? How about a sleeper to make the College Football Playoff?