He was drafted in the first round with one of two 1st round selections the Seahawks had. He was the first draft pick under newly hired head coach and general manager Mike Holmgren. He played with the Seahawks for the first 5 seasons of his NFL career. He did not start a game his rookie season and was only active for 14 games. After his rookie season he started the next 34 games he was active for. He started 3 games in 2003 while only active for 9. After the 2003 season he was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and spent the season on IR. He has been out of football since 2004.