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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 NFL.com'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.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 18 - 6:55 PM

San Jose State WR Chandler Jones blazed forties of 4.34 and 4.37 seconds at San Jose State’s pro day last month.

Jones was considered one of the biggest snubs left off the invitation list for the NFL Combine, so this was his time to shine. He logged a 33 1/2-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-9 broad jump, a 4.37 second short shuttle and did the three-cone drill in 6.78 seconds. Jones' hands measured size-8, which is small. He did display strong, sticky mitts in college, however. Jones is coming off a huge season in which he recorded seven 100-yard receiving games and totaled 79 catches for 1,356 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 18 - 6:45 PM

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 hired Greg Robinson as defensive coordinator.

The 62-year-old spent last season trying to turn around a Texas defense which was bad enough that it cost Manny Diaz his job two games into the season. Robinson replaces Kenwick Thompson, who bolted for Vanderbilt. Syracuse's former boss inherits a Spartans defense that ranked 104th in both scoring defense and total defense in 2013.
Feb 11 - 9:43 PM

Former Texas defensive coordinator Greg Robinson interviewed for San Jose State's DC job, according to CoachingSearch.com.

Robinson, 62, replaced Manny Diaz two games into the 2013 season. He performed admirably, moving a squad that surrendered a school-record 550 rushing yards against BYU toward respectability. He'd have a tougher job at SJSU, as the undermanned Spartans' defense ranked 104th nationally in total defense and points allowed per game last year.
Feb 9 - 1:26 PM

San Jose State WR Chandler Jones wasn't invited to the NFL Combine.

It's a puzzling decision, as CBS Sports' Dane Brugler noted. "I was interested to see what Jones would run at the Combine," Brugler tweeted. "I'll have to wait for his Pro Day, he didn't receive an invite." Jones is coming off a huge season in which he recorded seven 100-yard receiving games and totaled 79 catches for 1,356 yards and 15 touchdowns. Jones has good hands, is a solid route runner and is willing to block, but his slight frame (5-foot-10, 174-pounds) won't make sticking in the NFL easy. A great 40-yard dash time would have helped him immensely, but he'll have wait to show off his skills to scouts in a private showcase.
Feb 5 - 6:44 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

San Jose State WR Chandler Jones had seven catches for 73 yards for the East team in Saturday's 23-13 victory.

Jones' great week of practices at the Shrine Game should help his draft stock. Jones, a favorite of David Fales', recorded seven 100-yard receiving games in 2013 and totaled 79 catches for 1,356 yards and 15 touchdowns. Jones has good hands, is a solid route runner and is willing to block, but his slight frame (5-foot-10, 174-pounds) won't make sticking in the NFL easy. He's quick off the snap and has a nice feel for coverage schemes, but Jones doesn't possess the straight-line speed teams look for in diminutive wideouts.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 19 - 4:44 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks wrote that San Jose State senior CB Bene Benwikere "has been garnering the most attention [amongst corners] at the East-West Shrine Game."

Benwikere, 6-foot, 192-pounds, "has shown impressive movement skills, footwork and awareness covering receivers in drills" and has maintained "tight coverage on receivers out of the break and shown an aggressive knack for playing the ball," according to Brooks. The scribe believes Benwikere is best suited for a team that plays a zone-heavy scheme. "Speaking to several scouts about Benewikere, most have raved about his size, cover skills and instincts, but the prevailing concern centered on his tackling and toughness," Brooks wrote. "Some believed he didn't attack runners or receivers on the perimeter; he will need to display better courage and toughness to solidify his status as a top corner in the draft."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 15 - 10:09 AM

San Jose State senior WR Chandler Jones accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

Jones, a favorite of David Fales', put up huge numbers in 2013. He recorded seven 100-yard receiving games and totaled 79 catches for 1,356 yards and 15 touchdowns. Jones has good hands, is a solid route runner and is willing to block, but his slight frame (5-foot-10, 174-pounds) won't make sticking in the NFL easy. He's going to have to excel on special teams initially in the pros to have any chance of making it.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 04:15:00 PM

San Jose State senior CB Bene Benwikere will attend the East-West Shrine Game.

Benwikere is an intriguing cover corner that has a good bit of experience in the slot. The senior did suffer a head injury earlier in the year and was treated briefly in the hospital, but he has enough talent to be a mid-round selection.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 02:19:00 PM

NFL.com'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.
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 05:00:00 PM


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