Derrius Guice Says He Has to Hide Who He Really Is Due to Character Criticisms

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 25, 2018

LSU running back Derrius Guice runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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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:

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.

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller ranked the Tigers star as the No. 2 running back in the 2018 draft class behind Saquon Barkley, so Guice should be among the top runners off the board Thursday.

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