Two Gamecock defenders to enter draft

Updated: January 1, 2009, 3:53 PM ET
By Joe Schad |

Two South Carolina players said following the Outback Bowl that they will enter the NFL draft.

Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn and linebacker Eric Norwood said following the Gamecocks' 31-10 loss to Iowa that they'd made a decision.

"I can be a good cover corner in the NFL," Munnerlyn, a 5-foot-9, 185-pound junior, said. "I just talked it over with my mom and I'm ready. The league said I should be drafted in the first three rounds."

Norwood led the Southeastern Conference in sacks.

"I'm ready for the pro game. I'm looking forward to being a pro," the 6-1, 253-pound junior said.

Joe Schad covers college football for ESPN.

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