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One year later, Guice follows Fournette to the draft

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

For the second straight year, a Louisiana State running back has declared for the NFL Draft. Last year, Tigers back Leonard Fournette declared for the draft.

He ended up being the fourth overall pick in the NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Derrius Guice declared for the 2018 NFL Draft.

Guice could be a first-round pick. However, he will not be a Top 5 pick, like Fournette.

Guice made his announcement known on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

The third-year back burst onto the scene last season when he started in place of Fournette when he battled injuries. In the past two seasons, he had 471 carries for 3,074 yards with 29 touchdowns.

He is considered the third-best running back in the upcoming NFL Draft. He was named to the first-team All-SEC team during the 2016 season, before being named to the second-team All-SEC this season.

LSU Tigers running back Derrius Guice celebrates the Citrus Bowl win (Getty Images)

LSU Tigers running back Derrius Guice celebrates the Citrus Bowl win (Getty Images)

Guice had 237 carries for 1,251 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns this season. He also had 18 receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns.

He had his best season with the Tigers as a sophomore in 2016 when he had 183 carries for 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also had nine receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown.

“It has always been my dream to be able to attend LSU,” Guice said in the video. “Having the opportunity to play for this storied university was truly an honor. … Nothing will ever replace LSU in my heart because you had a big part in raising me from a young boy to becoming a man.”


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