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Derrius Guice selected No. 59 overall by Redskins

28 April 2018

LSU running back Derrius Guice no longer was around when his name was called 59th overall by Washington in the National Football League draft Friday night.

Still, the Redskins got a heck of a player with the No. 59 overall pick, and playing in the NFC East means Guice will get to square off against the Eagles twice every year.

Guice gained notoriety in the pre-draft process for his weird NFL Scouting Combine experience.

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Guice may be the steal of the draft to this point, but as long as the rumored off-field concerns don't come to fruition, Washington will have a future All-Pro in its backfield.

Widely considered the draft's second-most talented running back behind Penn State's Saquon Barkley, Guice called the past two days nerve-wracking.

Coach Jay Gruden described Guice as a "character" with a lot of energy but came out of those meetings satisfied there weren't off-field character issues with the physical, 5-foot-11, 244-pound back. Guice has the potential to be one of the best running backs in the draft, yet six others were selected before him.

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Guice denied reports he got into an argument with Eagles general manager Howie Roseman and assistant head coach Duce Staley during his pre-draft visit to the defending Super Bowl champions. According to reports from NFL Network and ESPN, Guice later backtracked and told multiple teams in interviews that he was not actually asked those questions by any teams.

But Guice's precipitous plunge played out perfectly for the Washington Redskins. "Lucky to get him, this is a hard-nose runner".

Guice was present at the green room inside AT&T Stadium for the first round of the draft Thursday night, but did not return for Day 2 Friday. He claimed that teams asked him if he liked men and whether his mom was a prostitute. In a surprise move, the Redskins traded the 44th and 142nd overall picks to San Francisco to move back in the order.

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Derrius Guice selected No. 59 overall by Redskins