The Derrius Guice era at LSU is at its expected end. The former Catholic High star and record-setting Tigers running back is forgoing his senior season for the NFL draft, he announced Wednesday with a post on social media, a bit of news expected for months now. Guice will finish his LSU career as the school’s single-season record holder for career yards-per-carry (6.527), shattering the one set by predecessor Leonard Fournette. The 5-11, 220-pound Baton Rouge native also holds the school’s single-game rushing record (285 yards at Texas A&M in 2016) and the longest rushing score from scrimmage in school history (96 yards at Arkansas in 2016). Guice is projected by many as a first-rounder, and his injury-plagued year did nothing to slow that, NFL draft analysts say. The up-and-down seasons for Guice and edge rusher Arden Key did not result in a plummeting projection.
LSU RB Derrius Guice declares for the NFL draft
The Advocate | Jan 10