He may have waited longer than he would have liked, but Ka'Deem Carey likely found a good fit when the Chicago Bears drafted him with the 117th pick.
Carey put together one of the best careers in Arizona school history Carey put together one of the best careers in Arizona school history and made a name for himself as one of the top backs in the nation. Last season, he missed a game and a half due to a suspension, but still ran for 1,885 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Just to put his stats into perspective, Carey only had two games in which he failed to score and his worst rushing performance of the season was a 119-yard effort against Colorado. Some of his more impressive performances include 138 yards against USC, 232 against Utah, 149 vs. UCLA, and 206 yards and four touchdowns against Oregon.
The knock on Carey is that he failed to put together an impressive combine. Although his lack of speed did not affect him in the college game, it stood out in a combine atmosphere when he ran a 4.7 40-yard dash.
Still, the Bears were impressed with Carey enough to make him the first back they have taken since drafting Matt Forte in the second round in 2008. There is no reason why Carey shouldn't be able to win the backup job and get carries right away after the Bears got rid of Michael Bush and basically opened up the second spot for Carey.
Last year's No. 117, Khaseem Greene to Chicago, signed a 4 year, $2.5 mill contract with $432 K signing bonus and it will be interesting to see where Carey's contract falls with that, as he reports to camp on Thursday.