Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted running back Le’Veon Bell last year in the second-round to be their primary ball carrier for the foreseeable future, there’s a decent chance they could select another running back this year in the later rounds to serve as his backup.
According to Roster Watch on Twitter, Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey has met with the Steelers and several other teams at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.
Carey, who on Thursday said he considers himself a mix of Adrian Peterson and LeSean McCoy, measured in at the combine at just over 5 feet, 9 inches, 207 pounds with 31 3/4 inch arms and 9 1/2 inch hands.
Carey, who declared for the draft following his junior season at Arizona, is considered one of the top rated running backs in the 2014 draft after rushing for 1,885 yards on 349 carries in 2013. He also scored 19 touchdowns and averaged 157.1 yards per game to finish second in the nation.
The Steelers are obviously just doing their due diligence in meeting with Carey. They are allowed to meet with 60 players at the combine in total.