After waiting more than two days and hearing 10 running backs' names called, Arizona Wildcats back Ka'Deem Carey was selected Saturday by the Chicago Bears with the 117th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Carey was the 17th pick of the fourth round, and though it seems his slow 40-yard dash time caught up with him, he finds himself joining a team where he'll learn behind vet Matt Forte.
In Chicago, Carey will be joined by Sun Devil defensive tackle Will Sutton, the third round pick of the Bears. He'll also have fellow Wildcats Lance Briggs and tight end Fendi Onobun vouching for him.
Here are the reactions from the Twitterverse. First, some links.
- A Q&A with Arizona coordinator Calvin McGee by the Chicago Tribune.
- The list of running backs taken before Carey.
- Our complete draft profile of Carey.
#Bears go 78 percent spread and shotgun, Carey said. That fits him well— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) May 10, 2014
Ka'Deem Carey tell us #Bears reporters that he's 'honnn-gry.' Which is more than hungry.— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) May 10, 2014
Ka'Deem Carey: "Forte, he knows how to run that football." Eager to learn under him.— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) May 10, 2014
Asked about domestic violence thing, Carey calls himself a "love-ful cat."— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) May 10, 2014
I like the #Bears grabbing Ka'Deem Carey here. Tough kid. Was the only RB in college football who was superb in EVERY game last year.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) May 10, 2014
Yeah, Ka’Deem Carey is going to be a great fit in Chicago.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) May 10, 2014
I'm baffled that NFL people think there are 10 running backs who will be better than Ka'Deem Carey.— Alex Williams (@AlexHWilliams) May 10, 2014
Ka'Deem Carey's been No. 2 on Twitter's Chicago trends for an hour now.— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) May 10, 2014