USC's Griffen to enter draft
SAN FRANCISCO -- USC junior defensive end Everson Griffen said after Saturday night's 24-13 Emerald Bowl victory over Boston College that he will skip his senior season to enter the 2010 NFL Draft.
"I've known for a while," Griffen said.
Griffen, who has rare speed for a 6-foot-3, 280-pounder, is viewed in most draft projections as a late-first or early-second round selection.
"I'm ready," Griffen told ESPN.com's Joe Schad. "I know it's the right decision because I've talked it over with my coaches. I will bring speed, a pass rush and the ability to stop the run."
Griffen injured his ankle in Saturday's game and watched much of it from the sideline.
"I think I was prepared for this game, but stuff happens and I've just got to bounce back and be strong," Griffen said.