Photo of Ka'Deem Carey
Drafted By: Bears

Combine Results

Grade
5.4 ?
  • 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

Draft Analysis:

"Not a blazer ... you won't see a 4.4 (40-yard dash) out of this guy. However, he's productive, tough, and doesn't fumble the football." -- Mike Mayock

  • 5'9" Height
  • 31 3/4" Arm Length
  • 207LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Had a storied Arizona prep career, rushing for nearly 4,500 yards and 71 touchdowns during his final two high school seasons. Played in 11 games for Arizona as a true freshman in 2011 and rushed 91 times for 425 yards (4.7-yard average) and six touchdowns with 15 receptions for 203 yards (13.5) and two touchdowns. Also returned 26 kickoffs for 549 yards (21.1). Missed the season finale against Louisiana-Lafayette after suffering a concussion during practice. Moved into the starting lineup in '12 and led FBS in rushing yards (1,929) and rushing yards per game (148.4), amassing 303-1,929-23 (6.4) on the ground and 36-303-1 (8.4) receiving. Started all 13 games, setting a school single-season rushing mark. In a five-touchdown performance Nov. 10 against Colorado, he rushed for 366 yards to set the Pac-12 and UA single-game rushing records. Had a pair of run-ins with the law following the season. In December, he was charged with misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct stemming from a domestic violence incident with his then-pregnant ex-girlfriend (the charges were later dropped). In January '13, he was kicked out of a UCLA-UA basketball game at McKale Center following an altercation with a campus security officer. As a result, he was suspended for the ’13 season-opener and did not start the second game. Once he returned to the playing field, he appeared in 12 games (11 starts) and piled up 349-1,885-19 (5.4) rushing and 26-173-1 (6.7) receiving. Surpassed 100 yards rushing in all 12 contests, extending his overall streak to 16 games -- the longest streak in Pac-12 history. Had a pair of four-touchdown games, including a 48-206-4 effort vs. Oregon. Was a consensus All-America selection for the second straight year and concluded his Arizona career as the school's all-time leader in rushing yards (4,239), rushing touchdowns (48) and all-purpose yards (5,483).

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. Must prove committed.

Draft Projection

Rounds 3-4

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 and an average combine showing.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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