I hate the draft process.
It is one of those things that it pays to be a good actor because if you are just yourself this is what will happen.
Some have Guice ranked as the draft’s No. 2 back despite an injury-plagued junior season in 2017. He never has had legal trouble and isn’t known as a partier — unlike other prospects in this story, no one thinks he’s a significant risk in those ways. But officials from six teams who have researched and spent time with Guice say there are concerns about immaturity, how he handles his emotions and how well he’ll adapt, conform and fit into an NFL program.
As one NFC executive put it: “He’s a high-maintenance kid.” An executive with another team that has done a lot of work on Guice made clear “he’s not a bad kid at heart, at all,” but will need structure and mentorship to help him grow up and learn how to be a pro.
“There’s a lot of personality stuff there that I’ll be interested to see if somebody takes a shot on him in the first round,” an AFC scout said.
Guice’s hard upbringing is an important piece of understanding him. His father was murdered when Guice was a child. His mother raised him in an impoverished area of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has earned everything and runs with passion. I bumped into Guice at the combine and found him friendly, engaging, chatty. He came across the same way during his appearance on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” on Wednesday.
“Is he talented? Yep. Do you have to have a handle on how to deal with him? Absolutely,” an offensive coordinator said. “He’s not a bad person — he’s just immature, silly. If he wasn’t all that other stuff, he’d be drafted in the top 20 picks. And he still might be in the top 20 picks.”
The only players mentioned in this piece about Guice are accused rapists, credit scammers, smoke weed so much they had to go to rehab and other criminal behavior.
Guice is character flaw is he is too fun-loving which is possibly a mask to hide the pain from your father being murdered and growing up in poverty.
NFL can be so clueless at times.