After two days of sticking with defensive players, the Chicago Bears addressed other aspects of the team on the final day of the NFL draft while also filling an obvious need at safety.
The Bears drafted Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey as a backup to Matt Forte in the fourth round, then traded Denver their fifth-round picks for 2014 and 2015 to move into the bottom of the fourth round and get safety Brock Vereen from Minnesota.
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They closed the final day by picking San Jose State quarterback David Fales and Miami punter Michael O'Donnell in Round 6 and Boise State offensive tackle Charles Leno Jr. in Round 7. Carey, the 117th pick overall, is a 5-foot-9, 207-pounder who skipped his senior year to come out for the draft. The Pac-12 offensive player of the year, Carey finished with 22 100-yard rushing games and an average of 117.8 yards rushing per game.
Vereen, the brother of Patriots running back Shane Vereen, played every position in the secondary for the Golden Gophers and started games at free safety and seven at cornerback as a senior. The Bears expect to hold open auditions at both safety spots in training camp.
Fales threw for 66 touchdowns and connected on 68 percent of his passes in two seasons at San Jose State, while O'Donnell set a Miami record with a 47.1-yard punting average.
Leno started every game at left tackle the last two years and 13 games as a sophomore at right tackle for Boise State.