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Prospect Profile: LSU RB Derrius Guice

Derrius Guice

Running back| LSU| Junior

Height:5-foot-10 | Weight: 224 pounds

College Stats

2017: played and started in 12 of 13 games; rushed 237 times for 1,251 yards (5.3 yards per carry) with 11 touchdowns; added 18 receptions for 124 yards and two scores; named as a Second-Team All-SEC selection by conference coaches and the media 

Career: played in 36 career games with 17 starts; rushed 471 times for 3,074 yards (6.5 yards per carry) with 29 touchdowns; added 32 receptions for 250 yards and three scores; rushing total ranks fifth in school history; holds school record for longest touchdown run (96 yards); named as a Second-Team All-SEC selection by conference coaches and the media as a junior; MVP of Citrus Bowl as a junior; named 2016 First-Team All-American by Scout; 2016 First-Team All-SEC selection by conference coaches and the media; 2016 Second-Team All-SEC selection by conference coaches as an All-Purpose player; named to 2015 SEC All Freshman-Team by conference coaches

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.49 seconds (fifth among running backs)

Bench press: 15 reps of 225 pounds

Broad jump: did not participate

Vertical jump: 31.5 inches

3-cone drill: did not participate

20-yard shuttle: did not participate

Profile

Summary:Guice was one of college football's breakout stars in 2016 when he tallied a pair of games with at least 250 rushing yards. He battled injuries during the 2017 season but still surpassed the 1,250-yard mark with the Tigers. Guice shared the backfield at times with other running backs, including 2017 fourth-overall pick Leonard Fournette, but still managed 29 rushing touchdowns in three collegiate seasons.

Lance Zierlein of NFL.com wrote Guice looked like a different player this past season as there was "completely different talent on healthy 2016 tape as opposed to injured 2017." Even so, Zierlein is a fan of Guice's skills, noting that the running back is "well-built, combining powerful lower body with good overall size" who has a "winning combination of speed, power and balance."

Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock ranked Guice as the No. 2 running back before and after the combine. NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks also has Guice as his No. 2 running back in the draft, noting he "is a gritty runner with a hard-nosed style and big-play ability." ESPN draft expect Mel Kiper, Jr., listed Guice as the second-best running back in his post-combine rankings. 

Alone at the top: Guice holds the LSU record for rushing yards in a single game with 285. He accomplished that against Texas A&M in 2016 on 37 attempts (7.7 yards per carry) and also scored four touchdowns.  

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