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2018 NFL Draft

Derrius Guice

RB/LSU

  • A
    6.60
    Projection
    Round 2
  • YearJunior
  • Height5-10
  • Weight224
  • Hand9
  • Arm30
  • 40-yard4.49
  • Bench15
  • Vertical31.5
  • BroadN/A
  • 3-coneN/A
  • 20-yardN/A
  • 60-yardN/A

    Strong Points: Overall production. Good running back size. Athletic with a burst and quick feet. Top instincts. Strong and powerful, he can get yards after contact. Productive between the tackles. Can break some long runs. Protects the ball. Willing blocker. Reliable receiver out of the backfield.

    Weak Points: His intensity level was down from what he showed in 2016. Willing, not productive, blocker, as he lacks the technique to get proper positioning. Does not have great top-end speed. Too many games in '17 when his production was awful.

    The Way We See It: A very talented runner but something is missing. He's a third-year junior with the natural traits to be a very good overall back, but there were too many games in 2017 when he basically didn't show up. Can do what's needed to be a good NFL back -- and that is run inside. He's quick to the hole with very good vision and instincts. Can run low, break tackles and find a seam. Shows a burst to get outside. Attacks tacklers and consistently gets yards after contact. Reliable receiver out of the backfield. Overall, he has the talent to be the lead back for most teams. But he has to learn how to pass block and play with consistency from game to game. Timed speed will be important. Premium-round player.

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