The last running back the Washington Redskins selected in the first round of the NFL Draft was 1967. CBSSports.com’s Chris Trapasso believes the gap between running backs taken in the first round will close this year for Washington.
In his latest mock draft, Trapasso has the Redskins selecting LSU running back Derrius Guice with the No. 13-overall pick.
In three seasons with the Tigers, Guice carried the ball 471 times for 3,074 yards and 29 touchdowns along with 32 receptions for 250 yards and three receiving touchdowns.
During his junior season in 2017, Guice was named a second-team All-SEC selection, as he recorded 1,251 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on 237 carries. The Baton Rouge, La., native began the season with back-to-back 100-yard, two-touchdown games against BYU and Chattanooga.
His best performance of the year, though, came against Ole Miss in late October, as he recorded a season-high 276 rushing yards and one touchdown on 22 carries (12.5 yards per attempt). Guice also had a three-touchdown game against Arkansas before closing out his college career with two receiving touchdowns against Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl.
As a sophomore in 2016, Guice was a first-team All-SEC selection along with being named to Scout.com’s All-America team, as he rushed for nearly 1,400 yards with 15 touchdowns despite only starting six of his 12 outings.