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Derrius Guice | Running Back

Team: LSU Tigers
Age / DOB:  (20) / 6/21/1997
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 216

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LSU junior RB Derrius Guice will play in the Citrus Bowl against Notre Dame on New Year's Day.
Guice (5'11/216) tweeted on Friday that he's "not missing a game I'm fully capable of playing in." The junior running back plans on making his draft decision public at some point after the Citrus Bowl. This season, he's rushed for 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns. Those fine numbers could have been even loftier -- potentially Heisman-contention loftier -- had Guice not been fighting through a knee injury early in the campaign. He's likely ticketed for a top-15 selection in the spring draft assuming he does declare in a few weeks. Dec 8 - 8:41 PM

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LSU junior RB Derrius Guice says he's still up "in the air" about whether or not to declare for the NFL Draft.

In a post Monday night on Instagram, Guice indicated that he wouldn't announce his intentions until after LSU plays Notre Dame on Jan. 1 in the Citrus Bowl. Last season, in nearly an identical situation, LSU RB Leonard Fournette decided to skip the bowl game. Guice has given no indication either way. He did say, however, that he's "finally 100% thank the lord" after dealing with a knee issue earlier this fall. Guice is a projected top-15 pick if he declares. "We’ve seen him come back and dominate," Bleacher Report's Matt Miller said of Guice's knee issues. "He’s so pretty running the ball. Guice is so natural as a runner. He makes everything look easily. He runs with power and patience. It’s rare to find that balance." Miller believes Guice is in the "7-15 pick range" if he enters the draft.
Dec 5 - 5:26 PM

LSU junior RB Derrius Guice ran for 127 yards and a touchdown on 28 attempts in Saturday's 45-21 rout of Texas A&M.

Guice has scored at least one touchdown in a season-high three consecutive games while going for 127 or more rushing yards in three of his past five contests. He wrapped up the regular season with 1,153 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Guice is battling Penn State's Saquon Barkley to be the first back taken in the 2018 NFL Draft should both players declare.
Nov 26 - 12:47 AM

LSU junior RB Derrius Guice rushed 24 times for 97 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 30-10 win at Tennessee.

Guice is healthy again and he is humming along with five touchdowns over the past four outings. The Baton Rouge native continues to improve his stock leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft, and he is battling Penn State's Saquon Barkley to be the first back taken if both declare for the draft as expected. His final SEC game might be next Saturday night in Death Valley against Texas A&M.
Nov 19 - 12:58 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein has been told by scouts that LSU junior RB Derrius Guice has been building buzz involving his 2017 draft stock.

Guice was hampered by injuries and struggled a bit even when healthy out of the gate, but few tailbacks have been better of the last few weeks. In fact, Zierlein believes that the way the 5-foot-11, 218-pound tailback has played over the last week could allow him to challenge Penn State's Saquon Barkley for the top running back spot in the 2018 draft. If Guice continues to play well and Barkley continues to "struggle" -- a relative term to be sure -- this could get interesting if both declare for the draft as expected.
Nov 16 - 11:41 PM

LSU junior RB Derrius Guice rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries in the school's 33-10 win over Arkansas on Saturday.

Guice was launched out of a cannon on his 33-yard touchdown run off the left side of his line. He is clearly over his leg.knee/thigh injury that bothered Guice for weeks. Equally as impressive was Guice's short-yardage touchdown, plowing through defenders and breaking contact. His home stretch is getting the NFL excited.
Nov 11 - 3:30 PM

LSU junior RB Derrius Guice rushed for 71 yards on 19 carries in Saturday's 24-10 loss to Alabama.

Guice (5'11/216) rushed for 276 yards and a score against Ole Miss prior to the bye, but somewhat predictably, he came down to earth facing off with Alabama on Saturday. The junior's long run on the evening went for just nine yards. This mostly unexplosive game aside, Guice's overall body of work has slowly begun to look more and more substantial following an injury-plagued start to the campaign. He's now rushed for 782 yards and six touchdowns in eight games. The Heisman is out the window, but 1,000 yards rushing very much remains in play. LSU closes out the season with games against Arkansas, Tennessee and Texas A&M, all of whom offer leaky enough run defenses.
Nov 4 - 11:42 PM

LSU HC Ed Orgeron confirmed that junior RB Derrius Guice is completely healthy.

With the Tigers on bye last week, Guice was given several days off of practice. Those were merely rest days, as Coach O had suggested he intended to do after the Ole Miss game. In that one, Guice went off for 276 yards on 22 carries (12.5 YPC average). LSU has a big game on deck Saturday against Alabama. We leave you with Coach O's interesting comp for Guice: Warren Sapp. "He runs the ball like Warren Sapp played defensive line. He runs is violently. He'll run over you, run around you. He's quick, has good vision. Rarely has a fumble. He's tough. And the more he gets hit the more he gets going."
Nov 1 - 1:31 PM

LSU junior RB Derrius Guice was held out again on Wednesday.

It was expected as LSU is off this week. Guice returned to the field and looked in top form against Ole Miss, rushing for 276 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. It seems like LSU is having a difficult time treating his injury other than resting it. Guice could have a special end to the season and end of his career at LSU.
Oct 26 - 10:07 AM

LSU HC Ed Orgeron said that junior RB Derrius Guice will "get some rest" during the team's bye week.

And on that note, Guice did not practice on Tuesday. He's coming off a 276-yard demolition of Ole Miss on Saturday and appears to be past the nagging injury concerns which have limited him at times this season. Alabama awaits LSU after the bye week.
Oct 24 - 7:46 PM

LSU junior RB Derrius Guice saw his stock rise in Week Eight, according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

This one might be obvious, but as Pauline notes: "A stat line of 276 yards on 22 carries (12.5 yard average) will raise any player's profile among scouts." Pauline also notes that "Guice does not have the same skill set as Leonard Fournette but is still a legitimate feature back for the next level." He gets a much, much tougher test in two weeks when the Tigers host the mighty Crimson Tide defense.
Oct 23 - 9:43 PM

LSU junior RB Derrius Guice rushed for 276 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Saturday's 40-24 win over Ole Miss.

With the 276 yards rushing, Guice became the only player in SEC history with three career games of 250-plus on the ground. This performance was a welcome one for the Tigers and the junior, himself, as he has been limited by injury at times this season and had not surpassed 100 yards rushing since Week 2. As much as we love Guice's upside, we're not banking on back-to-back 100-yard showings -- LSU is off on bye next weekend before they must make the dark trudge to Tuscaloosa to take on Alabama.
Oct 21 - 11:38 PM

LSU junior RB Derrius Guice (leg) rushed for 71 yards on 20 carries in Saturday's 27-23 win over Auburn.

Guice has been limited for stretches this season by a pesky leg injury, but while he didn't exactly blow up on Saturday -- his long run went for 15 yards -- it was an incredibly encouraging sign that LSU felt comfortable enough with his health to give him 21 carries. Those 21 totes of the rock are the most he has seen since the season-opener. He figures to be able to find room to work against Ole Miss next weekend unless he suffers a setback on the health front over the course of the practice week.
Oct 14 - 7:17 PM

LSU junior RB Derrius Guice will play against Auburn on Saturday but is listed as "limited."

Guice has been dealing with a leg/knee injury for weeks, which has prevented him from practicing to Ed Orgeron's standards. His season isn't too different than Leonard Fournette's final year in terms of lost games and an incomplete final season evaluation. We will see how many carries a "limited" player receives.
Oct 14 - 2:13 PM

LSU HC Ed Oregeron says that junior RB Derrius Guice (knee) "looked good" in practice this week ahead of Saturday's game against Auburn.

"I think that (late game) run gave him confidence," Orgeron told reporter Ross Dellenger. Guice (5'11/216) has been plagued by injuries throughout the year, and is likely to be limited on Saturday's game against Auburn. It's still nice to hear that the supremely talented tailback seems to be heading in the right direction despite the injury woes.
Oct 12 - 8:49 PM