Derrius Guice

Running Back • Washington

2018 Projections

227 977 7 20 144


There are some people who think Guice is a better pro prospect than his former LSU teammate Leonard Fournette. When Fournette missed significant time with injury in 2016, Guice ran for 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns, averaging 7.6 yards per carry. He wasnít quite as sensational last year, when he dealt with knee and ankle injuries of his own, but he still ran for 1,251 yards and 11 touchdowns. The 5-10, 212-pound Guice packs a lot of punch as a runner and picks up a lot of yardage after contact. Heís demonstrated good footwork and balance, especially during his banner sophomore season. Guice is heavily favored to open the season as Washingtonís lead back


Guice clocked a highly respect-able 40-yard dash time of 4.49 seconds at the NFL scouting combine, but he isnít a true burner and probably wonít be able to run away from NFL defenders. Pass catching isnít necessarily a weakness, but he has limited experience in that area, with only 32 receptions during his three years in Baton Rouge. Washington already has Chris Thompson as a third-down back, so Guice will probably be limited to early-down duty.

Bottom Line

Although he was the seventh running back taken in this yearís draft, Guice is a marvelous prospect who landed in a great spot. Donít be afraid to draft him aggressively.

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