Photo of David Fales
Grade
5.18 ?
  • 4.99 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 28.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 103.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 31 3/4" Arm Length
  • 212LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

One of two quarterbacks (Derek Carr) with 4,000-plus yards in both 2012 and 2013. Two-time second-team All-WAC (2012-13) selection. 2013: Started in all 12 games. 2012: Started in all 13 games, and led FBS in completion percentage (72.5). Threw 24 of his 33 touchdown passes in the last eight games. His 467 passing yards against Utah State tied for the sixth best single-game total at San Jose State. 2011: At Monterey Peninsula Community College, was named first-team All-Coast Conference. Led his team to a 2011 Coast Conference co-championship and a berth in the Sierra Central Credit Union Bowl. 2010: At Monterey Peninsula Community College, was named first-team All-Coast Conference. 2009: At Nevada, but saw no game action.

Analysis

Strengths

Well built (works hard in the weight room). Sets up cleanly and with balance. Nice play fake. Compact, three-quarters release with clean, quick arm action. Throws a clean spiral with good short-to-intermediate accuracy. Flashes touch. Confident and competitive. Tough and durable. Sparkling intangibles -- outstanding personal and football character. Leads vocally and by example and is universally respected. Intelligent, passionate, motivated football junkie who takes pride in his craft and puts the time in to improve.

Weaknesses

Lacks ideal height and has relatively small hands. Average foot athlete and escapability. Can improve maneuverability in the pocket. Not yet sophisticated with his eyes. Tends to stare down his primary. Arm strength is just functional -- struggles to drill velocity throws on a line and is not a natural deep thrower. Accuracy wanes downfield. Needs to improve against the blitz. Just a two-year starter.

Bottom Line

Burst onto the scene as a junior-college transfer in 2012 when he led the nation in completion percentage (72.5), executing a quarterback-friendly system and putting himself on the NFL radar. Concerns about his height and arm strength will limit his appeal, but at worst should be a quality backup in a precision-matchup system.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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