LSU's Derrius Guice Falls all the Way to No. 59

LSU’s Derrius Guice speaks at February’s draft combine

LSU’s Derrius Guice speaks at February’s draft combine

Other notable players still available are linebacker Harold Landry of Boston College, linebacker Arden Key of LSU and running backs Ronald Jones of USC and Nick Chubb of Georgia.

So why did the former LSU running back remain on the board for so long?

After the Washington Redskins finally selected Guice No. 59 overall on Friday, he didn't have an answer for what happened in a conference call with reporters.

While the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft was thrilling, the second round has yielded some of the best picks in recent memory.

"He was described to me as high-maintenance, as immature, someone who did not handle his emotions well", NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported shortly before Guice was drafted.

Guice made headlines last month in an interview with SiriusXM when he said that in interviews with certain teams at the National Football League scouting combine, they asked inappropriate questions about his sexuality and his mother's professional life. But, one thing is certain, if Guice is cleared of any potential wrongdoing, Washington walked out of Dallas with a player who could end up being the steal of the draft.


"Don't know anything about that, quite honestly", Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "Lucky to get him, this is a hard-nose runner". The NFL conducted an investigation and found no evidence that any team asked Guice inappropriate questions. We met with Derrius.

And it likely cost him a first-round selection.

Washington chose him with the 59th overall selection after trading back with San Francisco to start the night.

"I was watching my phone and it got down to two minutes and I thought it had passed", Williams said.

Gruden said Christian would remain at his natural position of tackle, which could open the door for Ty Nsekhe to move to left guard, where the Redskins don't now have a big-name starter.

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