Erik Swoope to enter NFL draft

Erik Swoope, who just completed his senior season as a forward with the Miami Hurricanes basketball team, is ready to jump into the NFL draft, he declared Tuesday.

The 6-foot-5 Swoope, who averaged a career-high 5.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game for the Hurricanes this past season, never played football at Miami.

He hopes to catch on in the NFL as a tight end. Swoope had a private workout for the Denver Broncos after the Hurricanes' Pro Day earlier this month.