While the running back position wasn’t the most prevalent in the 2014 NFL Draft, that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some talented ones available, and the Chicago Bears went out in the fourth round and grabbed one in Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey with the 117th overall selection.
On Friday, NFL Network caught up with the Bears’ rookie, and he admitted that he nor the team see him easing into things this fall; rather head coach Marc Trestman expects his new back to make an immediate impact.
“They expect me to go out there and play as my first time behind Matt Forte, and go out there and do what I do best,” Carey said at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere.
If doing what he does best translates to near the production he had while at Arizona, the Bears offense could be as dangerous as ever.
Carey was the most productive rusher in college football the last two years. In 2012, he nearly broke the 2,000-yard barrier, rushing for 1,929 yards and 23 touchdowns. He followed that performance up last season with 1,885 yards and 19 scores.
He finished both seasons, though, with over 2,000 yards from scrimmage, showing his ability to catch the ball well out of the backfield, yet another dimension that he brings to the table in the NFC North for the Bears.