Guice slide finally ends as Redskins bolster backfield

Derrius Guice's stunning fall down the board in the NFL Draft finally came to an end on Friday as he was selected by the Washington Redskins.

Guice's slide had been one of the major storylines of the first two rounds in Dallas, but the Redskins ended his wait by taking him with the 59th pick.

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, Guice had a couple of unreported off-field incidents during his collegiate career at LSU. He added Guice had been described as "high maintenance" and "immature" during the pre-draft process.

Guice was seen by many as the second-best running back in the draft behind Saquon Barkley, and represents remarkable value for the Redskins late in the second round.

A versatile runner who can win with power in-between the tackles and make people miss in the open field, Guice has the speed to take carries the distance and excelled when he was asked to catch the ball out of the backfield.

Guice ran for 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2016 and then had 1,251 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground in 2017.

 

 

Read Full Story

FROM OUR PARTNERS