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David Fales | Quarterback

Team: San Jose State Spartans
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220

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San Jose State QB David Fales is merely a seventh-round pick or priority undrafted free agent in the eyes of's Gil Brandt.
Coming into the 2013 season, Fales' draft stock was essentially what Jimmy Garoppolo's is right now: He was a small school chain-mover who didn't impress with arm strength but had great accuracy, rhythm and timing. As scouts broke down his tape, however, they became even less impressed by Fales' arm, and he's no longer even discussed with the intriguing developmental QB prospects. Apr 18 - 6:55 PM

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San Jose State QB David Fales has an "average arm but functional enough," according to Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl.

"Studying David Fales. Average arm but functional enough. Very accurate when able to throw with rhythm and timing. However," Weidl tweeted. With the lack of elite physical tools, Fales could be a fit for a west coast offense in the NFL that emphasizes multiple options and quick decisions in the short-to-intermediate passing game. Fales could definitely take advantage of his best traits, which is his accuracy, rhythm and timing. The San Jose State prospect should be selected on the third day of the draft.
Mar 26 - 3:26 PM

San Jose State QB David Fales has "starting NFL-caliber traits," says NFL Films' Greg Cosell.

Fales' arm strength improved from his junior to senior seasons, according to Cosell, who listed "pocket command, decision-making, and ball placement" as Fales' starting-NFL qualities. "He's a rhythm player," Cosell said. "What happens if that rhythm gets disrupted?" The expert said some teams might see Andy Dalton in Fales.
Mar 6 - 11:44 PM

San Jose State QB David Fales won the quarterback competition at the Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge on Tuesday.

The event aired on ESPN2. Fales bested Tajh Boyd of Clemson and Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech to win the event, though he lost to Boyd in the arm strength contest. Fales' success in the overall competition can be chalked up to most of it being based on accuracy, which he possesses, and which his competitors do not.
Jan 29 - 8:07 PM

San Jose State QB David Fales told Sirius' Alex Marvez he was dealing with an illness on Monday and Tuesday of Senior Bowl week.

Fales was on the same team as the top two quarterbacks at the event, Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo, and his arm was already a step back from the duo even before the week. Fales wins with sound pocket movement and patience, as he is not afraid to work through progressions. The senior will be selected on the third day.
Jan 23 - 10:55 AM

San Jose State senior QB David Fales measured in at 6'1 and 3/8th of an inch and 220 pounds for Senior Bowl week.

This was about as expected. Fales has always drawn criticism from scouts that say his arm isn't strong enough to consistently test defenses vertically. We were impressed by his ability to sporadically make difficult throws to the outside from time to time last season. We'll be watching how evaluators interpret Fales' passing velocity during the draft process.
Jan 20 - 9:04 PM's Charles Davis believes San Jose State senior QB David Fales isn't far behind Fresno State's Derek Carr.

"Evaluators I hear from are very high on him," Davis writes. "They keep saying, "I've got to see more of him." ...He has an excellent skill set. The whole package -- size, arm strength, accuracy, footwork -- just screams quarterback." Fales has taken a back seat in the quarterback discussion this season, but he displays patience to survey the field and positive pocket movement.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 05:00:00 PM

San Jose State senior QB David Fales completed 37 of 45 attempts for 547 yards and six touchdowns in the school's 62-52 win over Fresno State.

Fales drew a lot of preseason praise thanks to his tendency to work through progressions and stick to the pocket. However, Fales lost some accompanying talent to the NFL and injury, but he showed everything you want in this game. Many will say he doesn't have the arm to consistently test defenses vertically, but he can make throws to the outside on occasion.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 09:05:00 PM

San Jose State senior QB David Fales completed 42 of 56 attempts for 440 yards, five touchdowns and one interception in the school's 58-52 loss to Navy.

Much of the focus will be on Foles' interception in the third overtime, practically handing the game to Navy. Fales beat the service academy with multiple double moves, utilizing a pump fake and allowing the receivers to cut upfield. He will be a second or third day pick in May.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 11:30:00 AM

San Jose State senior QB David Fales sat out Tuesday's practice due to illness.

Fales' status for Saturday's game against UNLV is "not in question." The senior stepped up in a big way against Wyoming last weekend, accounting for 482-yards and six-touchdowns in a now win. If something fluky happens and Fales cannot play, Blake Jurich will step into the starting role.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 09:41:00 AM

San Jose State senior QB David Fales completed 27 of 37 passes for 482 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in a 51-44 victory over Wyoming.

Fales carved up a shoddy defense for his best game of the season; he hadn't surpassed 440 passing yards or three touchdowns in any other outing. Fales came into this season with plenty of hype -- he won a throwing accuracy competition in July at the Elite 11 high school quarterback camp and ranked as writer Gil Brandt's No. 6 senior QB -- but the Spartan signal-caller entered this afternoon with a disappointing 59.6% completion percentage and 12/8 TD/INT ratio.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 11:01:00 PM

San Jose State senior QB David Fales completed 25 of 48 attempts for 314 yards and two interceptions in a 40-12 loss to Utah State.

Fales uncharacteristically struggled in the pocket, failing to account for a backside rush and dropping his eyes. He wasn't helped by a handful of drops, and although a few of his tosses were NFL caliber, Fales ill want to forget this game.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 11:55:00 AM

San Jose State senior QB David Fales completed 22 of 35 passes for 434 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in a 43-24 loss to Minnesota.

Fales showed a handful of NFL throws, specifically down the field and along the sideline, but the mistakes might stand out. He'll miss his top receiver in Noel Grigsby, who is out indefinitely, but be sure to focus on how Fales' velocity is interpreted throughout the draft process.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 03:48:00 PM

San Jose State senior QB David Fales completed 29 of 43 attempts for 216 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in a 34-13 loss to Stanford.

That 5.02 yards per attempt won't quell evaluators fears of Fales being a limited passer. We really appreciate his progression work and vision to find passing lanes. He won't fit in every offense, but we wouldn't be surprised to see Fales selected on the second day next May.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 10:44:00 AM

Draft insider Tony Pauline believes San Jose State senior QB David Fales is being overrated right now.

Fales is a "nice college quarterback lacking size, arm strength for next level" Pauline writes, going on to call the senior a last day pick. The Spartan gained some momentum this offseason thanks to strong showings at passing academies, but we think he does his bets work on the field by working in tight situations and making multiple reads. Many will question his downfield velocity, so that is an area to watch.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 12:57:00 PM