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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