Chicago Bears draft running back Ka'Deem Carey


The Chicago Bears added their primary backup to Matt Forte in the fourth round.

General manager Phil Emery nabbed Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey with the No. 117 overall pick.

A favorite of NFL Media's Bucky Brooks, Carey was a dominant runner in the Pac-12 for the past two seasons. Carey ran for 22 100-yard games in those two years.

The Bears hadn't drafted a running back since taking Forte in the second round in 2008.

Carey has a clear path to the No. 2 job behind Forte, an Around The League favorite, in Marc Trestman's offense, after the Bears jettisoned Michael Bush.

Carey is not a blazer. NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah said he is a player who will hit "a lot of singles, a lot of doubles" but not the home run.

The 5-foot-9 Carey is a tough runner who doesn't fumble. Off-the-field concerns aided his dropping to the fourth round.

"He's not a 4.4 guy, but when he sees it, he can go," Mike Mayock said of Carey.

Emery might have just drafted his running back of the future, and a near-Forte facsimile.

The "Around The League Podcast" wraps up the draft by picking our winners and losers.