The already-deep running back draft class of 2018 added another top prospect on Wednesday, as LSU's Derrius Guice announced his intention to forego his senior season and enter the National Football League draft in a video message on his Twitter account. Guice rushed for 3,074 yards, behind Kevin Faulk, Dalton Hilliard, Charles Alexander and Leonard Fournette on the school's career list. "Growing up in Baton Rouge, it has always been my dream to play for LSU.Entering the National Football League draft has always been my goal and it's the next chapter of my life". Much like Leonard Fournette past year, Guice could have an immediate impact in the NFL.
The junior was also a first-team All-SEC back in 2016 and earned second-team honors in 2017 and ranked fourth among SEC backs with 1,251 yards during his final season. He missed one game and parts of others but had a breakout showing against Ole Miss with 22 carries for 276 yards and a touchdown. The first came last season against Arkansas, when the tailback posted 252 in a win. However, an assortment of injuries hampered Guice, but he still ran 1,251 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was then bottled up for the next stretch, failing to rush for more than 76 yards in each of the next four games.
Though rushing for 250 yards or more is a rare feat in college football, Guice did it three times over his career at LSU.