"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.
Carey projects as a good inside runner and quality receiver in space. It makes plenty of sense that he'd see time in a Chicago backfield with names like Michael Ford and Shaun Draughn behind the 28-year-old Forte.
Carey isn't the only rookie running back we caught up with Friday:
"Of course. That's what coach told me," Mason said. "You know, everybody's drafted to make a difference, and I haven't met one person who runs a race trying to lose. I'm there to compete for the starting job and I hold myself to high standards."
With his locker adjacent to second-year runner Zac Stacy's, Mason said the competition hasn't caused any tension:
"Us playing together, we're going to try to turn that program around," said Mason, who told us teams will regret skipping him in the draft. "I feel like I was overlooked and now it's time for me to prove why. I feel like I landed in the right spot."
"Yes, yes, absolutely," Thomas said. "Whatever they want me to do, I'm going to go out there and perform and change the game."