Derrius Guice of LSU.
Guice was present at the green room inside AT&T Stadium for the first round of the draft Thursday night, but did not return for Day 2 Friday.
- Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) April 27, 2018Todd McShay says Guice is falling because he's been late to meetings during pre-draft process.
As for Guice, well, he was somewhat befuddled as to where exactly these rumors came from.
"I think there's some things that some teams are anxious about in terms of some things in his history", Lions general manager Bob Quinn said, refusing to go into specifics. "It did surprise me", Guice said of falling to No. 59, "because a lot of the things came out of nowhere and weren't true". "I'm great to everybody, I have a great personality and I just didn't understand why everything just hit so hard with me out of everybody". At this point, no one really knows that to make of it.
According to multiple reports, Guice's slide was the result of teams' concerns regarding his character and maturity.
Gruden said team officials met with Guice at the combine and his pro day at LSU and hosted him in Washington. We met with Derrius. But, we know where he ended up now, and it's not the end of the world.
But Guice's precipitous plunge played out perfectly for the Washington Redskins.
Three other players not taken in the first round, Texas tackle Connor Williams, Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson, and UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin, did stick it out.
Last season, Guice earned second-team All-SEC honors from the league's coaches and media after rushing for 1,251 yards with 11 touchdowns on 237 carries. Let's take a look at three backs they could select throughout these three draft days.