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Sport Derrius Guice on fall in draft: ‘Things came out of nowhere and weren’t true’

20:55  28 april  2018
20:55  28 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Rumors swirled about Guice on Day 2 of the NFL Draft . As for Guice , well, he was somewhat befuddled as to where exactly these rumors came from. "It did surprise me because a lot of the things came out of nowhere and weren ' t true ," Guice said on a conference call, per ESPN.com.

Per @RapSheet on Derrius Guice just now : “He was described as ‘high maintenance’ and ‘immature’” and had off-field incidents at LSU that went unreported. Guice has spoken about his fall since getting drafted . “It did surprise me because a lot of the things came out of nowhere and weren ’ t true

The draft has been a bit turbulent for the former LSU rusher.© Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports The draft has been a bit turbulent for the former LSU rusher.

Going into the 2018 NFL Draft, former LSU star Derrius Guice was labeled as one of the top running back prospects in the draft. Guice did not hear his name called until Friday when the Washington Redskins selected him with the 59th pick.

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Myriad rumors and speculation concerning the character of Guice were gaining traction, including being labeled as “high maintenance” and “immature” despite being tabbed a “first-round talent” — which could have resulted in the slide.

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Running back Derrius Guice was drafted with the 59th overall pick on Friday night, ending an extended wait for a player who some projected to go in the first round this year. “It did surprise me because a lot of the things came out of nowhere and weren ’ t true ,” Guice said, via ESPN.com.

There were reports surfacing that Derrius Guice was falling because of previously unreported issues such as showing up late to pre- draft meetings. He expressed confusion why he didn't go earlier. "It did surprise me because a lot of the things came out of nowhere and weren ' t true ," Guice said on

Despite the rumors flying around, Washington did not have any second thoughts about drafting Guice.

“We got to know Derrius quite well. He’s quite the character,” Washington coach Jay Gruden said, per ESPN.com. “He’s got a great personality, loves football and is going to be a great competitor for this football team. We know that. We felt like he fit in just fine. Love his talent. At the end of the day it’s all about the skill set he has.”

Guice also weighed in, insisting that the rumors were fabricated and overblown.

“It did surprise me because a lot of the things came out of nowhere and weren’t true,” Guice said on a conference call. “I just didn’t understand why me, out of all people, because 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.”

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Running back Derrius Guice was drafted with the 59th overall pick on Friday night, ending an extended wait for a player who some projected “It did surprise me because a lot of the things came out of nowhere and weren ’ t true ,” Guice said, via ESPN.com. “I just didn’t understand why me, out

Derrius Guice may have been a first-round talent, but the former LSU standout lasted until the end of the second round when the Redskins finally took him with the 59th pick in the 2018 Guice : "A lot of things came out of nowhere and weren ' t true , and I just didn't understand why me, of all the people.

Guice also denied allegations he was involved in an altercation during his visit with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Guice rushed for 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2016, while Leonard Fournette was in the backfield. Guice then rushed for 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2017 in his final season as a Tiger.

There is a lot to love about Guice as a talent, and the character concerns were seemingly mere rumors. However, it was enough to see Guice plummet down the draft board. Given Washington has a crowded stable of running backs with Rob Kelley and Semaje Perine, Guice will have to figure out how to separate himself.

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Source: Altercation between Eagles, Guice happened at Scouting Combine .
Eagles executive V.P. of football operations Howie Roseman is right; no altercation happened between the Eagles and running back Derrius Guice during his visit to Philadelphia. It happened in another city in another state. Per a league source, the incident (reportedly a shouting match) happened at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.So why did the Eagles bring him to Philly after an altercation in Indy? Per the source, Guice’s representatives requested that Guice be given a second chance to make a first impression. And the visit in Philadelphia actually went well, per the source.

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