Eagles GM Howie Roseman denies there was altercation during Derrius Guice visit
In the days leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft, there was growing talk about rumors concerning a possible altercation between former LSU running back Derrius Guice and some members of the Philadelphia Eagles during his visit with the team.
It may have contributed to his fall in the draft from being a potential first-round selection to falling down to the 59th overall pick by the Washington Redskins in the second round on Friday night. With that in mind, Eagles vice president of football operations Howie Roseman stated on Saturday that was no truth to the rumored altercation in any manner, according to Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
“There was no altercation,” Roseman repeated. “When you hear the word altercations, it’s like fisticuffs or something or yelling and screaming. I don’t know that I’ve ever been in a room where a player has yelled at anyone.”
With this coming from the Eagles directly dispells any truth to the matter that had impacted where Guice was selected in the draft. He was widely believed to be the second-best running back in this year’s class behind Penn State’s Saquon Barkley, who was taken second overall by the New York Giants on Thursday night.
However, he fell all the way down to the late second round and was taken after several other running backs such as USC’s Ronald Jones, Auburn’s Kerryon Johnson, and Georgia’s Sony Michel and Nick Chubb. It was a notable drop especially due to the high praise he had received prior to the draft due to his talent on the field that received comparison to Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch.
Guice now has an opportunity in front of him to secure a potentially huge role in the running back next season with the Redskins that could see him compete for the starting job with Samaje Perine.