2018 NFL Draft Prospect: Derrius Guice

On New Year’s Day, you’ll have an opportunity see see why there are those who suppose that the best back running back in the 2018 class is not Saquon Barkley, it’s LSU’s Derrius Guice. In the Citrus Bowl, Guice will showcase his considerable skills as the Tigers face Notre Dame.


Playing in the same backfield as Leonard Fournette in 2016, Guice led the SEC in rushing and established career bests in every category but one—rushing attempts. And when he did get the bulk of the carries this season with Fournette out of the picture, he suffered for efficiency, posting inferior numbers across the board, including a significant dip in yards per carry.

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By Cort Smith | @cortnall | Archive

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  1. As a double check on forty times, I'll often pull up the athletes best time in the 100m. At almost 11 second for 100m, the odds of Guice running a 4.40 are very low. Probable closer to 4.55.

  2. Great note, thanks! That would certainly hurt his chances considerably.. I think he needs to run fast to project well.

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