Derrius Guice surprised after falling to Redskins late in Round 2

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The Washington Redskins ended running back Derrius Guice's draft free fall.

After being asked about reports of an altercation with Philadelphia Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley, Guice told reporters his visit with the team "was great". Those aren't pedestrian numbers for most backs, but for Guice, they fell short of his expectations. He seemed arrogant, missed flights for meetings and generally - as Mike Mayock said - didn't "put his best foot forward" this offseason. "There wasn't an altercation when I went", Guice said. One example cited was Guice's Sirius XM radio appearance in March in which he said teams asked him during interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine about his sexual orientation and his mother's work habits, a claim for which the NFL failed to find evidence in a lengthy investigation that followed. "I just didn't understand why me, out of all people, because I'm great to everybody".

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Guice, who was projected by ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr.to go as high as the 26th pick, expressed confusion about why his name didn't come off the board earlier. At this point, no one really knows that to make of it. He added Guice had been described as "high maintenance" and "immature" during the pre-draft process. "Like I said again, I'm just thankful that this whole process is over with, that an organization believed in me and trusted in me". Eager to upgrade the fifth-worst rushing attack in the league, the Redskins met with Guice multiple times, took him after trading down and drafted Louisville offensive tackle Geron Christian with the 74th pick they acquired from San Francisco for No. 44. We tried to get to know them as a person and see how they fit in and we felt like he'll fit in just fine. But the Washington Redskins put a wrinkle in the cloth.

The junior ran for 1,251 yards and 11 touchdowns while catching 18 passes for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Tigers in 2017. Washington still must address the left guard position and that help could come on day three of the draft or in free agency.

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