Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Michael Conroy

Arizona Wildcats have been vindicated — for now.

The Chicago Bears' selection of former UA running back Ka'Deem Carey in the fourth round of the NFL draft is getting quite a bit of love. 

Most national analysts believe the NFC North team found a diamond in the rough in Carey.

Here is some reaction:

• The staff named a sleeper pick for each team. The web site said Carey is that guy for the Bears. Michael C. Wright wrote "Chicago landed what might be a steal in the fourth round, using the 117th overall pick to select Carey, regarded by some as the best running back in the draft." said Carey was the best value pick for the Bears of their eight picks. Frank Cooney wrote "he will fit in as Matt Forte's backup and possibly will get short-yardage assignments."

• Elliot Harrison of did a piece on picks he liked most in the draft. Carey's selection to the Bears is listed under the "other picks I liked" category. Harrison believes it was a smart move to find Forte a backup. gave the Bears an A- for their draft. The site liked the Carey and Will Sutton picks

Here's a look at some Twitter reaction:

Carey obviously wasn't the only former UA player taken in the draft. Here's a quick look at the coverage of cornerback Shaq Richardson and linebacker Marquis Flowers being taken. 

• Greg A. Bedard of The Monday Morning didn't like the Richardson pick. He wrote: "Richardson is a project at best, and a big-time reach in this spot."

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review wrote that Richardson will provide needed depth to the secondary. provided a look at Flowers. Matt Burke, Cincinnati's linebackers coach said the team was happy to nab Flowers: "He's an athletic kid, kind of unheralded, but that's good for us. It worked out." 

One more Carey link: UA running backs coach Calvin Magee did a Q&A with Chicago Tribune writer Rich Campbell on Carey.