Should he stay or should he go now? If he stays there will be trouble (for Pac-12 opponents). If he goes there will be double (perhaps for him and his draft status).
With apologies to The Clash this is Ka’Deem Carey’s dilemma. The latest draft projections have Carey going in the third round of the NFL draft, the 10th pick in that round.
That is far too low for somebody of Carey’s ability (a nation’s-best 3,645 yards rushing in the last two seasons). It is early- to mid-second round for him, at least, or he is back in the cardinal red and navy blue next season.
Arizona fans might catch their last glimpse of Carey this morning when the Wildcats face Boston College in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl (formerly the Independence Bowl) in Shreveport, La.
If he returns next season, Carey can make more history at Arizona — he is already the school’s career rushing record-holder with 4,070 yards — by becoming the Wildcats’ first Heisman Trophy winner. He has a chance to break Charles White’s historic 34-year Pac-12 career rushing mark of 6,245 yards. He can lead Arizona to its first Rose Bowl appearance.
He can cement his status in Tucson at the same level as local schoolboy-made-good Sean Elliott.
More importantly, he would have one more year to work toward his degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.
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TOP 10 PAC-12 CAREER RUSHERS
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