Scouting Report: Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

Baton Rouge, LA | 5110 | 212 | 4.52E | 2019

Derrius Guice runs every single carry as if his life depended on it. He is rarely taken down by the first tackler and has a knack for running right out of and around defenders. Guice was easily LSU’s most productive runner during the 2016 season and is a gifted receiver out of the backfield, an aspect of his game that should be incorporated more under new offensive coordinator Matt Canada. The Baton Rouge native has a very effective spin move and transfers his weight extremely well through contact. He is a back that accelerates from zero to sixty very quickly and possesses a legitimate third gear that allows him to run away from any defender. The guy is a true home run threat because of his eye popping acceleration, outstanding balance and excellent anticipation in play development. With his combination of speed and physical running, Guice has the potential to be a true bell cow back in the mold of a David Johnson currently or Michael Turner circa 2010. Derrius Guice will be the top runner selected in the 2019 class if he continues to perform like he did during his sophomore season.

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2016: 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).

2015: 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.

High School: Rated as a five-star prospect by Rivals while 247Sports, ESPN and Scout gave him a four-star ranking … Touted as the No. 2 running back nationally by Rivals and the No. 2 prospect from Louisiana by 247Sports 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 Baton RougeAdvocate’s 2015 Super Dozen … Nominated for US Army Play of the Year … Warrick Dunn Award Finalist … Member of the Rivals 250, ESPN 300, 247Sports 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.

 

Joe Everett

Joe Everett is the Director of College Scouting for NFL Draft Bible, he is the Founder of DraftScouts.com, also the Lead Editor & Defensive Statistician for Insider Football and member of the PFWA & FWAA.

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