Re-grading the Washington Football Team’s 2018 NFL Draft performance
In Round 2, Washington supposedly had their eyes focused on a talented running back from the LSU Tigers. Would the Burgundy and Gold draft another Alabama defensive player? Suddenly, a trade happened and Washington moved down fifteen slots in the second round, but did add a third-round selection in the process.
Much to everyone’s surprise, the talented running back was still available and the front office did not hesitate. They picked Derrius Guice, the Cajun County Bayou Bengal that everyone figured would be in another jersey. Guice was penciled in quickly as the starter and the fortunes at running back were reported to be the best since Alfred Morris was setting records in 2012.
Rotten luck. Just plain old fashioned rotten luck. The WFT has plenty of it and Guice seems to have it as well. He was injured in the first preseason game of his rookie season and was placed on injured reserve. Injuries limited him to five games last season.
The arrest and immediate release of Derrius Guice came as a total shock and surprise to fans. The grade was going to be a C- with a mention that he could have a breakout season, but it is obvious to everyone what it should be now.