With the 117th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears have selected Arizona running back Ka’deem Carey.
Carey was a consensus All-American with the Arizona Wildcats in 2012 and 2013.
Ever since the Bears parted ways with running back Michael Bush in the off-season, the team created a need for a backup running back. Carey will likely serve as the backup running back to Matt Forte with Michael Ford being the third string running back.
The knock on Carey out of the NFL combine was the fact that he had 4.7-second 40-yard dash. There has also been some character concerns with Carey.
Carey, however, is powerful running back and that should compliment well with Forte.
With Forte inching closer to the 30-year old club, the Bears may have drafted Carey with an eye towards the future. Running backs typically decline in production once they turn 3o years old. Carey will certainly serve as an insurance policy for the Bears in the event that Forte does continue that trend.