Photo of Ka'Deem Carey
Grade
5.75 ?
  • 4.70 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 115.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.08 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.38 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'9" Height
  • 31 3/4" Arm Length
  • 207LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Two-time first-team All-American selection (2012-13). 2013: First-team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. Played in 12 games and had 119 or more yards rushing in each game. Had only two games without a rushing touchdown (vs. California and USC). Had 206 yards rushing and four touchdowns against Oregon. 2012: First-team All-Pac-12 pick after leading FBS with 148.4 rushing yards per game. Had 24 scrimmage touchdowns, the fifth-most in FBS. 2011: Played in 11 games and finished second on the team with 425 rushing yards.

Analysis

Strengths

Outstanding two-year production -- piled up 3,814 yards and 42 touchdowns on the ground from 2012-13, ranking among the nation's most prolific. Terrific compete level and determination -- runs with energy, doesn’t go down easily and punctuates runs. Tries to punish tacklers and keeps his legs pumping -- grinds out yards after contact. Good feet, acceleration and lateral agility. Spins off contact. Reliable shot receiver. Gets upfield with urgency after the catch and has enough shiftiness to create. Willing to throw a shoulder blow into rushers. Can handle a heavy workload -- averaged 26 carries per game the last two seasons.

Weaknesses

Lacks ideal size and has a narrow, high-cut build with a lean lower body. Upright running style exposes his body to some direct hits and durability could be an issue. Does not string moves together and does not have elite breakaway speed. Average wiggle and elusiveness (cuts off his heels). Faced light boxes in a spread, zone-read offense. Had nearly 850 touches in college and body has already endured a lot of punishment. Has been removed from some team boards for off-the-field transgressions/suspensions.

Bottom Line

Highly productive, hard-charging slasher who runs more competitively than he does powerfully and picks up yardage in chunks. Has some first-round traits and is one of the most instinctive runners in this year's draft class, though his stock could be affected by off-the-field troubles.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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