Derrius Guice finally snapped up by Redskins after big draft drop

Derrius Guice finally snapped up by Redskins after big draft drop

Derrius Guice finally snapped up by Redskins after big draft drop

On Friday evening, after a trade with the 49ers, moving Washington back to the No. 59-overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Redskins selected LSU running back Derrius Guice in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Following that selection, reports surfaced that Guice's fall was primarily due to what teams perceived to be maturity issues on the running back's part.

Guice was identified by many as a potential first-round talent.

Well, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman just now indicated that there was no altercation during said meeting.

Earlier this week, an interview Guice gave SiriusXM Radio in early March came back in the news.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Friday the team did its homework on Guice.

Philadelphia would have been able to select Guice in the first-round at No. 32 overall before trading the pick to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday. Rapoport added there were incidents in college that teams found out about that were not previously reported. NFL Network reports sources describe Guice as "immature" and "high maintenance", noting some of his visits with teams did not go well. If true, it's costing him a lot of money.

At this point, six running backs have been taken - Barkley, Rashaad Penny, Sony Michel, Nick Chubb, Ronald Jones II and Kerryon Johnson. We met with Derrius. We tried to get to know them as a person and see how they fit in and we felt like he'll fit in just fine. Others have him slipping into the second round.

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. He immediately becomes Washington's every-down back and paired with third-down superstar, Chris Thompson, the Redskins could have one of the better backfields in the league. Washington still must address the left guard position and that help could come on day three of the draft or in free agency.

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