Arizona Wildcats star running back Ka’Deem Carey is one of the most talented backs in the country, and he’s a projected second-round pick due to his terrific talent, elusiveness, and top-notch college production. While Carey isn’t rated as highly as Ohio State standout Carlos Hyde, I think he’s a better prospect than Washington Huskies all-purpose standout Bishop Sankey. Any of these running backs could end up pretty much anywhere in the draft, but there is little doubt that Carey is among the elite.
Yahoo! Sports’s Randy Getlin reported that Carey received a second-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, and that’s a huge vote of confidence from the NFL indeed. Getlin reports that Carey is “leaning toward” declaring for the 2014 NFL Draft, and I would honestly be a little bit surprised if Carey decides not to. Maybe he wants to stay in school and even up his draft stock with the hope that next year’s RB class isn’t as good, but Carey is definitely pro ready. That high grade from the advisory committee shows that Carey has little left to prove to NFL scouts, but we’ll see how Carey’s final decision shakes out.
Carey once stated that he would likely declare for the draft if he received a second-round grade from the advisory board, and that grade has materialized. I would keep an eye out for more on Carey’s future interests, but it looks like Arizona will have to prepare to part ways with their superstar back who ran for over 100 yards in his final 16 collegiate games (that’s an unprecedented streak).