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2014 Chicago Bears Draft Picks: Bears select Arizona RB Ka'deem Carey in 4th Round

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The Bears' first offensive selection signals the end of the expensive backup. Hopefully it signals the end of the bad backup, too.

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Arizona Running Back Ka'Deem Carey (5'9", 207 lbs)

The Chicago Bears finally go offense, and it's the running back from Arizona.

From 2012-2013, Carey put up over 3,800 yards and 42 touchdowns on the ground.  He moves, runs with energy, and can be tough to tackle. He keeps his legs moving, and is willing to shoulder a heavy workload.

He's a little smaller than you might like, and is built very lean and narrow.  While willing to drop his shoulder, he has an upright running style that is going to need to be worked on to keep from exposing himself to big hits.  Doesn't have elite speed.

Check out a great article here from our Arizona sister site Arizona Desert Swarm about Carey:

Carey has slipped down the draft boards and out of the picture for many. An ugly performance in the NFL Combine started his slide, but there are other fair issues to consider as he awaits the draft. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn polled 18 NFL national scouts about their running back choices, and Carey was only the 11th-best running back in an informal points system that went like so:

A first-place vote was worth five points, a second was worth four and so on.

Here were the point totals: Carlos Hyde, 72 (nine firsts); Jeremy Hill, 69 (seven firsts); Bishop Sankey, 43 (one first); Tre Mason, 35 (one first); Andre Williams, 13; Terrance West, 11; Devonta Freeman, 10; Charles Sims, seven;Storm Johnson, five; Lache Seastrunk, three; and Ka'Deem Carey, two.

So there's some commitment issue, but there's no doubt that there's a talent level at play. If he gets to work, he could do great things in a Marc Trestman offense.

Here's a highlight video of his work:

What do you think of the first offensive pick in 2014, Bears fans?