LSU Tigers running back Derrius Guice said the NFL draft process has forced him to change his behavior out of fear of receiving backlash that could potentially hurt his draft stock.
Guice discussed his exasperation for criticism about his perceived off-field issues, per the Advocate's Ross Dellenger:
Ross Dellenger @RossDellenger
#LSU RB Derrius Guice planned to dress “flashy” for the #NFL Draft tomorrow. Criticism of his character/personality has forced him to go casual and “simple.” “Can’t really let my personality shine like normal. Now I’ve got to be this person I’m not. Got to hide who I really am” https://t.co/aWLWfuFOlr
Last Friday, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported some teams were worried about Guice's maturity level and whether he'd successfully make the adjustment to the NFL:
Guice responded to the report on Twitter:
Guice's numbers at least speak for themselves. He ran for 3,074 yards and 29 touchdowns and averaged 6.5 yards per carry in three seasons at LSU.