Derrius Guice: 2018 NFL Draft Prospect

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Derrius Guice

Derrius Guice runs angry. And,  some say Guice runs better than his LSU predecessor, Leonard Fournette. Read how Guice could go in the top ten of the 2018 NFL Draft.

  • College: LSULSU Football
  • Position: Running Back
  • Height: 511
  • Weight: 212
  • 40 Time: 4.32
  • Stats: 2016, 2015

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Notes

  • Played in the shadow of Leonard Fournette in 2015 and 2016.
  • 2015: All-Freshman Team SEC (SEC Coaches)
  • 2016: Second Team All-SEC – All Purpose (SEC Coaches), First Team All-American (SEC Coaches, Associated Press), First Team All-American (Scout), Citrus Bowl MVP).
  • Good lateral movement in the hole for a north-south runner
  • Pretty good vision
  • Develop a plan and executes, can be a shifty runner.
  • Runs angry. Story about his father being gunned down and more.
  • Might be better than Leonard Fournette.

NFL Draft Board Analysis

The NFL Draft Board.

NFL Draft Board Potential

At this time Derrius Guice is a solid first half of the first round pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Leonard Fournette, right now, appears to be a top ten pick in the 2017 NFL draft. Depending on NFL team’s need at running back, and considering some consider Guice better than Fournette,

Guice could easily become a top ten pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Guice’s 2017 season, if it plays out like the games he had when Fournette was out with an ankle injury, could push him into the top ten of the 2018 NFL draft, if he stays healthy.

Comparative Position Ranking on the NFL Draft Board

Saquon Barkley, from Penn State, is ahead or Derrius Guice on the NFL Draft Board. But, Barkley didn’t have to play behind a Leonard Fournette. It will be interesting to watch the 2018 CFB season develop and see if Guice can pass Barkley on the NFL Draft Board.

The problem both running backs have is that a slot receiver is taking more and more time away from the running back and NFL running backs have to be able to work into the passing game.

From Saquon Barkley’s Post

The New NFL Running Back

The Chicago Bears got a steal with drafting Matt Forte in the second round. In retrospect, the kind of running back Matt Forte was, an NFL team should have drafted him in the top ten. Forte actually led the Bears in receiving one year. That is the major hit on Saquon Barkley. It will be interesting to watch his career. Hopefully, some NFL team will teach him enough slot receiver technique so he can stay on the field on third downs (he already has the blocking part down). The biggest threat to Saquon Barkley’s draft status? The 2014 NFL draft-zero running backs were drafted in the first round.

 

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