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NFL Draft > 2010 Prospects > OLB > Eric Norwood

Eric Norwood Scouting Report

Position: OLB
Conference: SEC
School: South Carolina Gamecocks
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #40
Height & Weight: 6'1 - 252 lbs.
Drafted 4.26 in 2010 by CAR

2010 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.67
Vertical jump36.5
Broad jump9'07
20-yard shuttle4.23

2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Eric Norwood, OLB, South Carolina

Norwood is one of those rare college athletes who stick around for four years and are absolute forces in all four of those seasons. The Gamecock linebacker arrived in Columbia in 2006 and promptly tied for the team lead with seven sacks as a freshman. He was named to the All-SEC First Team as both a sophomore and junior and he was even better as a senior. Norwood led South Carolina in the following categories: solo tackles (55), tackles for loss (11.5), sacks (tied with seven), interceptions (two), quarterback hurries (11) and blocked kicks (three). He finished second in both assists (26) and total tackles (81). Even without such a remarkable 2009 campaign, Norwood was already the program's career leader with 43 tackles for loss and third with 22 sacks after just three seasons. It goes without saying that Norwood is an extremely durable player, as he never missed a single game in his college life. Not only will NFL scouts be thrilled with that, but they also have to love Norwood's speed that makes him a standout outside 'backer. Norwood projects as a outside linebacker in a 3-4 NFL defense or perhaps a defensive end in a 4-3. He lined up at DE several times for the Gamecocks despite playing primarily as an OLB. He is a bit undersized at 6'1' and 252 pounds so a firs-round selection is unlikely, but he will almost certainly be off the board prior to the end of round two.

Last Updated Apr-15-2010 by Ricky Dimon

2 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 2nd Round

Ealry second rounder. Norwood is a name many will know in a few years. He is the definition of football player

Posted by:
MikeLock 02/25/10 06:54 AM
Prediction: 2nd Round

seen him play a few times
an absolute beast
closes fast and lays the lumber

Posted by:
balldickball75 01/04/10 11:54 AM

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