BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Is the stock up on running backs in the NFL? According to LSU's Derrius Guice, the position has seen quite a resurgence.
"Alvin (Kamara) did a great job. He's been a compliment to Mark (Ingram). Kareem Hunt came out going crazy -- all the running backs, Todd Gurley, Leonard (Fournette), they all went off this year and you know, it really did help running backs and how we are all like one of the most important needs of an offense."
Guice was hampered by injuries this past season but still ran for 1,251 yards and scored 11 touchdowns as the bell cow for the Tigers. The year prior, while spitting time with Leonard Fournette, he led the SEC rushing with 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns. He credits his former teammate and current Jags star for helping prepare him for success.
"I didn't want to come into college just wanting to play without knowing the integrity of the plays and knowing what college is about,” Guice said.
“A lot of people go to college to play right away. I went to LSU to get everything I could out of Leonard before he left and then get my one year in before I leave. It's all about learning."
You can bet NFL GMs and head coach are hoping all the learning allows Guice performs like his former teammate in the coming years.
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