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Name: *Derrius Guice (+) Coming off Sept 2017 Knee INJ
College: LSU     Number: 5
Height: 5-10   Weight: 224
Position: RB  Pos2: KR  Class/Draft Year: Jr/2018
40 Low: 4.40
  40 Time: 4.49
   40 High: 4.58

Projected Round: 1-2      Stock: 
Rated number 2 out of 167 RB's     32 / 2197 TOTAL
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 5104
Weight: 224

PD3X AKA "Official"
40 Yard Dash (ET):
 4.49

40 Yard Dash (HH): 4.43
20 Yard (ET): 2.62
20 Yard (HH): 2.56
10 Yard (ET): 1.55
10 Yard (HH): 1.58
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 15
Vertical Jump: 31 1/2
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 
No Full Workout-Choice

Dates: 04/04/18
Hand: 09  Arm: 30 3/4
Wingspan: 72 3/4

Height: 5104
Weight: 224

40 Yard Dash (HH): 
20 Yard (HH): 
10 Yard (HH): 
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 

 4.52  Pos Drills Only.
 Data Scout Notes: 2018: 01-09-18 - Announced Early Entry into 2018 NFL Draft… 2017: (+) Coming off Sept 2017 Knee INJ/2ndC...PMaxwell...2016: 1stC-RB/2ndC-KR...2015: NAC
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  Derrius Guice
LSU Tigers
Running Back
5-11, 218, 4.52, #5
Baton Rouge, La.
Catholic


 Update

  03/08/18 - NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said the team that asked former LSU running back Derrius Guice if he likes men should not be permitted to participate in future Scouting Combines. Smith offered his solution to the problem of teams asking players inappropriate questions like that on PFT Live. "Find out what team did it and ban them from the Combine," Smith said. "The question is inappropriate. Questions along these lines are always inappropriate." Guice said in a Wednesday night appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio that a team asked him at the Scouting Combine if he likes men.
"It was pretty crazy," Guice said on "Late Hits," according to USA Today Sports. "Some people are really trying to get in your head and test your reaction. … I go in one room, and a team will ask me ‘do I like men,' just to see my reaction. I go in another room, they'll try to bring up one of my family members or something and tell me, ‘Hey, I heard your mom sells herself. How do you feel about that?'" In 2016, now New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple was asked whether he is gay in a pre-draft interview with Atlanta Falcons assistant coach Marquand Manuel. The NFL deemed the question "disappointing and clearly inappropriate" and Manuel later apologized. In 2010, then-Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland apologized to now Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant for asking during a pre-draft visit whether his mother was a prostitute. - The Sports Xchange

03/01/18 - The mold broke after the NFL world received Marshawn Lynch. Or did it? When asked which running back in the NFL he modeled his game after, LSU's Derrius Guice responded with four words: "Beast Mode ... Skittle Man."During his media session on Thursday afternoon, Guice was relaxed, loose and carefree with his answers and his nonchalant demeanor was very reminiscent of Lynch. However, Guice's comparison was meant more for their on-field similarities, specifically the natural competitive nature to power through the defense. Growing up, Guice loved Reggie Bush, but the more he started to study running backs and break down the tape, he realized Lynch was more his style. "I see angriness, I see somebody who refuses to go down," Guice said about Lynch. "When I run, I think about him every time. And when I go back and watch him, 'Man, I really run like this dude.' It's crazy."
Guice's assessment is spot on. He stresses defenses with his quick reads to make explosive, lateral cuts, forcing defenders to tackle an always-moving target. But the foundation to his game is contact-driven. His passion and determination as a violent ball-carrier are off the charts, channeling his emotion and letting it loose on the field. Some NFL scouts have voiced concern that he might be too angry as a runner, leading to durability concerns. Guice doesn't share those same concerns. "I just don't like going down on first contact. A lot of guys go down to protect themselves," he said. Guice, who measured 5-foot-10 1/2-inches and 224 pounds, added one simple message for the 31 NFL teams who don't add the talented running back: "If you don't draft me, I'm going to give your defense hell." - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

02/28/18 - 2018 NFL Combine: Running back Measurements: LSU's Derrius Guice was officially 5-10 1/2-inches and a stout 224 pounds, which fits his competitive, power style. At LSU, he ran with a contact-driven mentality and angry attitude and that won't change in the NFL. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

2017 ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): RB Derrius Guice, LSU,...Offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield, defensive backs Donte Jackson and Andraez "Greedy" Williams, running back Derrius Guice, and wide receiver DJ Chark earned spots on the second team. Guice is third in the league in rushing yards with 1,153 and 11 touchdowns. The junior is just the fourth LSU player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards or more in back season and the only player in SEC history with three games of more than 250 yards in a career. - LSU Football


 Overview

  A two-year starter at LSU, Guice proved to be just as lethal a running threat for the Tigers when Leonard Fournette battled injuries in 2016, leading the SEC in rushing last season. And although Guice had his own injury-riddled junior season in 2017, he has produced enough tape to separate himself as one of the most talented backs in the 2018 draft class.

Guice stresses defenders with his sudden feet and quick reads to make explosive, lateral cuts, forcing defenders to tackle an always-moving target. His passion and determination as a violent ballcarrier are off the charts, channeling the emotion from his past and letting it loose on the field. While he is tougher than tough, his angry run style might be as much a concern as a weakness because it leads to durability questions, welcoming and dishing out plenty of punishment on his body. However, when healthy, his athleticism and mean-spirited competitive nature create a daunting combination for defenses.

BACKGROUND
A five-star running back recruit out of high school, Derrius Guice had a challenging up-bringing in a poverty-stricken area of Baton Rouge and had to deal with the murder of his father when Derrius was only seven years old. He used football as an escape from those struggles and rushed for 3,268 yards and 45 touchdowns at Catholic, earning MVP honors in the US Army All-American game.

Guice was widely considered the No. 2 running back recruit in the 2015 cycle, only behind Damien Harris, who signed with Alabama. Guice received a scholarship offer from nearby LSU as a sophomore and narrowed his college choice to LSU, Alabama, Texas and Tulane, ultimately choosing the hometown Tigers. With Leonard Fournette entrenched as the starter, Guice finished second on the team in rushing yards (436) as a true freshman back-up, averaging 8.5 yards per carry to earn SEC All-Freshman honors. He entered the 2016 season as Fournette s back-up, but saw his workload expand due to injuries with six starts, leading the SEC with 1,387 rushing yards on 183 carries (7.6 average) and 15 touchdowns to earn Second Team All-SEC honors. With Fournette to the NFL, Guice was the unquestioned starter in 2017 as a junior, but battled injuries of his own, posting 1,153 rushing yards and 11 scores to earn Second Team All-SEC honors.


 Analysis

  STRENGTHS
Extremely hungry runner with a bull in a china shop style, making him tough to square up. Electric feet to blur defenders with his plant, cut and go movements. Quick to scan, keeping his reads and feet connected. Runs with low pads and conviction. Able to shift into another gear once he finds the open field (set the LSU record for longest run with a 96-yard play in 2016). Much stronger than he looks due to his core strength, throwing stiff arms and wiggling out of tackle attempts. Invites contact and lowers his pads to fight for every inch. Always keep his legs churning. Uses same snap quickness at the top of routes, creating passing windows on screens and outs. Improved awareness in pass protection to handle chips and lower his pads to cut defenders. Only five career fumbles. Averaged 21.7 yards as a kickoff returner (33/695/0). Intense competitor on the field, but also in the weight room. Moved around the offensive formation and often lined up wide, taking jet sweeps and giving the defense various looks. Consistent production with 3,000+ career rushing yards the last three seasons. -- Dane Brugler 12/20/2017

WEAKNESSES
Not a small player, but doesn't have a prototypical NFL build for the position. Over-eagerness leads to inconsistent run tempo. Not a clean runner through congestion, making too much contact with his blockers. Needs to better set up his second-level moves. Always looking for the home run play, getting himself in trouble. Well-liked and motivated individual, but background needs further investigation his older brother (Derrick) has been arrested multiple times and pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a firearm (May 2017) for his role in a drive-by shooting. Medical reports could influence draft grade suffered a knee injury during preseason camp (Aug. 2017), which plagued him throughout his junior season. -- Dane Brugler 12/20/2017

IN OUR VIEW: Guice has the natural competitive nature and athletic profile that no one in the NFL wants to see in their division. His angry run style leads to durability questions, but he is tougher than tough and projects as a NFL starter with Pro Bowl potential if he stays healthy.

COMPARES TO: Earl Campbell, Houston Oilers. While on the surface they don't appear to be similar due to their body types, Campbell and Guice run with similar violence and power that makes them a chore to finish for defenders. They both have the athleticism to create big plays once they break tackles or clear the first wave.

IN OUR VIEW: Overall, Guice has the natural competitive nature and athletic profile that no one in the NFL wants to see in their division. He needs to find a productive balance between his warrior temperament and self-preservation to stay on the field, but his skill-set projects as a NFL starter with Pro Bowl potential.


 Career Notes

  (Before 2017 season)
Electrifying ball-carrier that has the potential to score every time he touches the football … Routinely makes highlight-reel runs … Set two school records last year on his way to earning All-America honors from Scout.com as well as being a first team All-SEC pick from both the league's coaches and the AP … Scored on the longest run in LSU history with a 96-yard rush in win over Arkansas … Set the school's single-game rushing record with 285 yards and three TDs in win over Texas A&M on Thanksgiving Night … For career, has already rushed for 1,823 yards and 18 TDs despite starting only six games in his two years with the Tigers … Of his 18 rushing TDs, seven have come from at least 40 yards out … Has rushed for 100 or more yards seven times in his career, which includes two games of 200-yards or more … LSU is 7-0 when Guice reaches the 100-yard rushing mark … He's the only player in LSU history to rush for 250 yards or more in a game twice (252 at Arkansas, 2016; 285 at Texas A&M, 2016).

Joins Moe Williams of Kentucky (in 1995) as the two players SEC history to rush for 250 yards or more in two games in the same season … Stepped in for an injured Leonard Fournette in 2016 and established himself as the top running back in the SEC ... Possesses great size and athleticism which poses problems for defenses on every down … Has shown he can catch the ball out of the backfield and serve as a solid blocker in passing situations … Goes into 2017 looking to become the first player in LSU history to lead the SEC in rushing yards in back-to-back seasons … He would also become the first player to lead the SEC in rushing yards in consecutive seasons since Darren McFadden (Arkansas) did it in 2006 and 2007.


 2016 Season

  Played in 12 games, starting six times … Led the SEC in rushing yards (1,387) and ranked second in the league in rushing yards per game (115.6) … Led all SEC running backs in rushing touchdowns with 15, which ranked No. 2 overall in the SEC behind Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald … Averaged a whopping 7.6 yards per carry, also No. 1 in the SEC and No. 5 nationally … Capped season by being named MVP of the Citrus Bowl where he led the Tigers to a 29-9 win over Louisville … Rushed for 138 yards and one TD in the Citrus Bowl win …
Added three receptions for 11 yards, including a 1-yard TD reception in the win over Louisville … Scored on a 70-yard run vs. Louisville … Rushed for 100 or more six times, including a school-record 285 yards and 4 TDs on 37 carries in road win over Texas A&M … The 285 rushing yards vs. Texas A&M broke the previous mark of 284 set by Leonard Fournette against Ole Miss on Oct. 22 … Against the Aggies, rushed for TDs of 45, 45, 6 and 1 yards in the 54-39 LSU victory … Had 252 yards and 2 TDs on 21 carries in road win over Arkansas … Set the LSU record for longest rush in school history with 96-yard run for a TD in win over Razorbacks … The 96-yard TD run ties for sixth in SEC history and represents the longest in a conference game since 1997 (John Avery of Ole Miss, 97 yards vs. Arkansas) … Earned SEC Player of the Week Honors three times as a sophomore – vs. Missouri, at Arkansas and at Texas A&M.

Named Walter Camp Player of the Week after his record-setting game at Texas A&M ... Became the 46th and fastest player in school history to reach 1,000 career rushing yard mark, needing only 113 attempts, when he reached the milestone against Southern Miss on Oct. 15 in what was the 18th game of his career … Was a part of the first LSU tandem to have a 300-yard passing/200-yard rushing game at Texas A&M as Danny Etling passed for 324 yards and Guice had 285 rushing yards …

Had 155 yards and 1 TD in home opener against Jacksonville State … Came up big with 163 yards and 3 TDs in win over Missouri in Ed Orgeron's head coaching debut at LSU … Followed that with 162 yards and 2 scores against Southern Miss … Had a 52-yard run at Auburn and finished with 62 rushing yards in that contest … Rushed for 57 yards and a TD in win over Ole Miss and had 83 yards and a score vs. Florida … Scored at least one TD in eight games and had multiple TDs in six games … Of the 15 rushing TDs, eight came from at least 20 yards and five were 40 yards or longer.


 2015 Season

  Played in all 12 games, seeing time as second-string running back, kickoff returner and on special teams coverage units … Finished second on the team with 436 rushing yards on 51 attempts and scored three touchdowns … Averaged a staggering 8.5 yards per carry … Also caught five passes for 20 yards on the season … Ranked among SEC freshman leaders in rushing yards with 436 ...

Finished ninth in the SEC in kickoff returns with a 23.6-yard average per return … Returned 20 kickoffs for 472 yards with a long of 75 … Averaged 7.3 yards per carry against Texas A&M as he carried the ball 10 times for 73 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown to give LSU the lead for good ... Also returned two kickoffs for 97 yards with a 75-yarder to start the second half in which he broke at least six tackles against the Aggies ... Ripped off a 47-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter against Western Kentucky ..

Shattered all his career highs with 16 carries for 161 yards and 1 touchdown with an average of 10.1 yards per carry against South Carolina, earning him SEC Freshman of the Week honors ... His 161 rushing yards vs. USC were the sixth-most by a true freshman in LSU history ... Carried it six times for 55 yards, a 9.2-yard average, against Auburn and made his first reception … Worked his way into the rotation as LSU's primary kickoff returner and also played well in special teams coverage.


 High School

  Rated as a five-star prospect by Rivals while 247 Sports, ESPN and Scout give him a four-star ranking ... Touted as the No. 2 running back nationally by Rivals and the No. 2 prospect from Louisiana by 247 Sports and Rivals ... Rushed for 1,341 yards and 21 touchdowns, along with 617 receiving yards and eight touchdowns as a senior ... Selected to the 5A all-state and all-metro teams after rushing for 1,101 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior ... Played in the US Army All-American game and was named MVP after racking up a record 153 receiving yards and two touchdowns on just two receptions in the contest ... Caught a US Army All-American game record 92-yard TD pass and added a 61-yard reception in the contest ... Member of The Advocate's 2015 Super Dozen ... Nominated for US Army Play of the Year ... Warrick Dunn Award Finalist ... Member of the Rivals 250, ESPN 300, 247 Sports 247 and Scout 300 ... Helped lead his team to a 9-2 record and district championship in 2014 ... Coached by Dale Weiner.

 Personal

  Mother is Beulah Guice ... Born June 21, 1997 ... Majoring in sport administration.

 
 Draft Scout Player News
03/08/18 - NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said the team that asked former LSU running back Derrius Guice if he likes men should not be permitted to participate in future Scouting Combines. Smith offered his solution to the problem of teams asking players inappropriate questions like that on PFT Live. "Find out what team did it and ban them from the Combine," Smith said. "The question is inappropriate. Questions along these lines are always inappropriate." Guice said in a Wednesday night appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio that a team asked him at the Scouting Combine if he likes men.

"It was pretty crazy," Guice said on "Late Hits," according to USA Today Sports. "Some people are really trying to get in your head and test your reaction. … I go in one room, and a team will ask me ‘do I like men,' just to see my reaction. I go in another room, they'll try to bring up one of my family members or something and tell me, ‘Hey, I heard your mom sells herself. How do you feel about that?'" In 2016, now New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple was asked whether he is gay in a pre-draft interview with Atlanta Falcons assistant coach Marquand Manuel. The NFL deemed the question "disappointing and clearly inappropriate" and Manuel later apologized. In 2010, then-Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland apologized to now Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant for asking during a pre-draft visit whether his mother was a prostitute. - The Sports Xchange

03/01/18 - The mold broke after the NFL world received Marshawn Lynch. Or did it? When asked which running back in the NFL he modeled his game after, LSU's Derrius Guice responded with four words: "Beast Mode ... Skittle Man."During his media session on Thursday afternoon, Guice was relaxed, loose and carefree with his answers and his nonchalant demeanor was very reminiscent of Lynch. However, Guice's comparison was meant more for their on-field similarities, specifically the natural competitive nature to power through the defense. Growing up, Guice loved Reggie Bush, but the more he started to study running backs and break down the tape, he realized Lynch was more his style. "I see angriness, I see somebody who refuses to go down," Guice said about Lynch. "When I run, I think about him every time. And when I go back and watch him, 'Man, I really run like this dude.' It's crazy."

Guice's assessment is spot on. He stresses defenses with his quick reads to make explosive, lateral cuts, forcing defenders to tackle an always-moving target. But the foundation to his game is contact-driven. His passion and determination as a violent ball-carrier are off the charts, channeling his emotion and letting it loose on the field. Some NFL scouts have voiced concern that he might be too angry as a runner, leading to durability concerns. Guice doesn't share those same concerns. "I just don't like going down on first contact. A lot of guys go down to protect themselves," he said. Guice, who measured 5-foot-10 1/2-inches and 224 pounds, added one simple message for the 31 NFL teams who don't add the talented running back: "If you don't draft me, I'm going to give your defense hell." - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

02/28/18 - 2018 NFL Combine: Running back Measurements: LSU's Derrius Guice was officially 5-10 1/2-inches and a stout 224 pounds, which fits his competitive, power style. At LSU, he ran with a contact-driven mentality and angry attitude and that won't change in the NFL. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/10/18 - LSU leading rusher Derrius Guice says he's entering the 2018 NFL draft. In a recorded video published on social media, Guice thanks coaches and others who influenced him during his youth in Baton Rouge and during three seasons at LSU, and says he's ready to begin the "next chapter" in his life by turning pro. Guice rushed for 1,251 yards and 11 touchdowns during the 2017 season, including a season-high 276 yards rushing in a victory at Mississippi. Guice also caught 18 passes for 124 yards and two scores. In 2016, Guice set an LSU single-game record with 285 yards rushing in a victory at Texas A&M, breaking the mark of 284 yards set earlier that season by Leonard Fournette. Guice leaves the Tigers having rushed for 3,074 yards and 29 touchdowns. Guice is among five LSU players to announce they're leaving school early to turn pro this year, including edge pass rusher Arden Key, offensive tackle Toby Weathersby, and defensive backs Donte Jackson and Kevin Toliver. - AP College Football
12/13/17 - 2017 ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): RB Derrius Guice, LSU,...Offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield, defensive backs Donte Jackson and Andraez "Greedy" Williams, running back Derrius Guice, and wide receiver DJ Chark earned spots on the second team. Guice is third in the league in rushing yards with 1,153 and 11 touchdowns. The junior is just the fourth LSU player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards or more in back season and the only player in SEC history with three games of more than 250 yards in a career. - LSU Football

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