Philadelphia Eagles may have passed on Derrius Guice due to altercation at meeting

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After passing on Derrius Guice at No. 49 in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, it looks like the Philadelphia Eagles will face the former LSU running back twice a year instead.

When the Philadelphia Eagles were finally on the clock during the end of the first round in the 2018 NFL Draft, early speculation was the team would use the No. 32 pick on former LSU running back Derrius Guice. For weeks, there had been plenty of chatter surrounding the possibility of Guice joining the Super Bowl champions since the interest seemed to be there for both parties, but it looks like the Eagles had different plans in mind.

Instead of securing Guice with the final pick of the first round, Philadelphia decided to trade down with the Baltimore Ravens, who would use the selection on Lamar Jackson as a potential successor to Joe Flacco when the time comes. After this deal took place, all hope seemed lost with the possibility of Guice joining the backfield of the Eagles, but the team ended up in a position where they could have selected him at No. 49 after trading up a few spots with the Indianapolis Colts.

Instead, Philadelphia decided to go in a different direction with the selection by going with tight end Dallas Goedert out of South Dakota State. A few picks later, Guice would end up being selected by a familiar face in the Washington Redskins at No. 59, and while some questioned the decision by the Eagles to pass on the running back, it appears there may have been a legitimate reason behind the decision.

If this is in fact true, this would explain why a running back like Guice with first-round talent would fall towards the end of the second round to the Redskins since he seems like too much of a risk at this point. Keep in mind that Guice was arguably considered the second best running back from this year’s draft class behind Saquon Barkley, and when seeing all of players selected ahead of him at the position, it’s starting to become more clear as to why he wasn’t selected until Friday.

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However, there’s no way to confirm what was said by Benjamin Allbright is actually true, but why would football fans think otherwise when seeing how long it took for Guice to come off the board? Not to mention, when looking at the previous interest the Eagles expressed in Guice, it would make sense why they decided to pass on him, despite all of the opportunities to bring him on board.