Baltimore Ravens’ Potential 2014 NFL Draft Target: RB Ka’Deem Carey

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Many of us are completely frustrated with the Baltimore Ravens’ dismal running attack.  If someone could please forward this article to Ozzie Newsome’s doorstep, I think we would all be grateful.  A message to the Ray Rice faithful out there; you might want to go play checkers, turn away or something because this is not for you.  Ladies and gentlemen, what I am eluding to is there’s a prospect coming out this year that is going to take the league by storm and he needs to come to Baltimore.  Ka’Deem Carey is about to go Ka’boom all over the Ravens backfield!

After watching some videos of this guy run you could see his vision was phenomenal.  Carey is very good at setting up blockers and is dangerous in open space.  This Arizona product has a great line, but even when there were no holes Carey would use his patience and vision to change direction and then he was off to the races.

Initially, I looked at the school and thought, “well, what could Arizona really have to offer in the RB department?” The answer is plenty!  This 5-foot-10 210-pound freak had his biggest game of the year against a premier school in Oregon.  He racked up a remarkable 206 yards and four touchdowns on the day as he marched his way to a 42-16 smashing over the Ducks.  That was not his only four-touchdown game of the season either; he served up Colorado a nice 116-yard, four TD helping as well.

What I love most about this guy is that he keeps his legs churning after initial contact, and his stiff-arm is pretty nice as well.  His only con in my opinion is he needs to stack on a few more pounds and learn to drop his shoulder more.  He may not be an Eddie Lacy, but who is nowadays?   All I know is that any running back who can put up 1716 yards and 17 scores on the year is definitely worth moving up the draft boards to take a chance on.  Should Baltimore take a shot on the talented Tucson native Rice had better watch out because he might just get ran over on the way to the top of the Ravens’ depth chart.

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  • Mike Baldwin

    First off, he hasn’t declared yet. Let us Arizona fans enjoy him in college as long as possible. Secondly, he didn’t have a good line at all. Average to below average at best. He is the best back coming out though, if he does!