Derrius Guice 2018 NFL Draft Player Profile
A true three down back is the best way to describe Mr. Guice. The damage Derrius can do running the ball, catching the ball, and pass blocking is really a work of art. As a runner, Guice brings a next level amount of power and speed. His ability to run past you, around you, or through you makes him one of the most complete backs in College football and even the NFL. Not only is the LSU Junior going to kill you on the ground, but he also has the ability to lead your team in receptions and will protect the quarterback better than any back I’ve scouted in a long time. With his speed, toughness, and elusiveness Derrius Guice has practically cemented himself as my RB1. If put in the right system, Derrius Guice will have an Ezekiel Elliott type affect on certain teams.
If I have to get picky, something that catches my eye in his film, is sometimes Derrius Guice runs too hard… I know I know, that sounds ridiculous, but in some games he will welcome contact that he could have very well avoided and likely gained more yards if he had bounced it outside or cut back inside. While I love his toughness to put his head down and run you over, sometimes that isn’t the best decision.
Whether he declares or not to me, Derrius Guice is the best running back in the Nation and is NFL ready right now. He has LeSean McCoy like footwork in the open field, Marshawn Lynch like power when taking on contact, and Ezekiel Elliott like ability to hit the home run. Guice is one of the more all around, clean running back prospects that has come out of College in a while. His on the field ability is through the roof and his off the field character is even better, making him the closest thing to a five star prospect as I could grade this year.