04/28/22: Drafted by Seattle (1st round, 9th overall)
COLLEGE: Started all 22 games played in his career and was a 2021 first-team All‐American by ESPN and Sporting News, a 2021 first-team All‐SEC by conference coaches, Associated Press and PFF, and a 2021 second-team All‐SEC by Phil Steele. Started 12 games at left tackle in 2021 and earned the top PFF pass blocking grade in the SEC for the season (84.9). Finished second in the SEC in run blocking grade (87.2) and overall offense grade (86.7) per PFF. Allowed just two sacks on 919 pass blocking snaps and did not allow a QB hit all season. Blocked for Will Rogers to lead the SEC in passing yards per game (364.5) and as he threw for 4,739 passing yards, the third most in SEC single‐season history
PERSONAL: Prepped at Laurel High School under head coach Todd Breland. Five‐star offensive tackle per Rivals and 247Sports. Four‐star recruit by ESPN. Listed as the No. 1 prospect in the state of Mississippi by both 247Sports and Rivals. Top‐20 prospect nationally by 247Sports (No. 8) and Rivals (No. 17). Ranked No. 84 in the ESPN300. Standout performer in the U.S. Army All‐American Bowl. Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen selection as a senior. Named first‐team all‐state by the Mississippi Association of Coaches and first‐team Class 5A All‐Region 3 as a senior. Competed in the Mississippi/Alabama All‐Star Game as a senior. Majored in business administration.