Two Gamecock defenders to enter draft

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.