LSU RB Derrius Guice declares for 2018 NFL Draft

  • LSU RB Derrius Guice declares for 2018 NFL Draft

LSU RB Derrius Guice declares for 2018 NFL Draft

Fittingly, the social media aficionado made his announcement official with a Twitter video.

Guice got off to a quick start this past season, topping the 100-yard mark in each of the first two games and combining for four touchdowns.

Guice is the latest draft-eligible Tiger to enter the NFL Draft, joining defensive backs Kevin Toliver and Donte Jackson, offensive lineman Toby Weathersby and linebacker Arden Key.

He is projected to go in the first round of the National Football League draft according to analysts. "Having he opportunity to play for this storied university was truly an honor". He added two more receiving touchdowns - from 20 yards and from 2 yards out - in LSU's 21-17 loss on New Year's Day to Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl. He had five 100-yard performances this past season, including a 276-yard effort against Ole Miss.

Though rushing for 250 yards or more is a rare feat in college football, Guice did it three times over his career at LSU.

With his departure for the draft, Guice ends his LSU career with 3,074 yards, which leaves him fifth on LSU's all-time rushing list behind Faulk, Dalton Hilliard, Charles Alexander and Fournette. He immediately profiles as high as the second-highest graded runner in the draft behind Penn State's Saquon Barkley. Running back Derrius Guice announced Thursday afternoon that he will forego his senior season to go pro.