LAKE FOREST, Ill. – The Chicago Bears' focus on defense in the NFL draft ended Saturday with the selection of Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey in the fourth round.
Carey was chosen with the 17th pick of the fourth round, 117th overall.
The 5-foot-9, 207-pounder skipped his senior year to come out for the draft. Carey was chosen the Pac-12 offensive player of the year and finished with 22 100-yard rushing games and an average of 117.8 yards rushing per game.
Matt Forte is the starting Bears running back, but the team lacks a proven backup after cutting veteran Michael Bush for salary cap concerns.
Carey, who ran the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds, is best known for his quick bursts of power. He had more than 300 carries each of his final two seasons. Carey finished with 4,239 rushing yards and caught 77 passes for 679 yards.
Chicago had taken cornerback Kyle Fuller of Virginia Tech in Round 1 and selected defensive tackles in Rounds 2 and 3 Friday: Ego Ferguson of LSU, and Will Sutton of Arizona State.
Drafting Carey gives the Bears both the offensive and defensive Pac-12 players of the year. Sutton was named the top defensive player last season.