2014 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: David Fales, QB, San Jose State Spartans

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Dec 27, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; San Jose State Spartans quarterback David Fales (10) passes against the Bowling Green Falcons in the Military Bowl at RFK Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 224 pounds

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Scouting Report/Player Notes

David Fales is a former Nevada Wolfpack transfer who backed up Colin Kaepernick (49ers) before transferring to San Jose State. The junior from Salinas, California showed up in a big way in 2012, leading the Spartans to a bowl game victory and a top 25 national ranking. He completed 72.5 percent of his passes for 4,193 yards, 33 touchdowns, and only nine interceptions. He was the third most efficient quarterback in the country in 2012.

Fales does a great job of spreading the ball around the field. He doesn’t have the strongest arm in the senior class of 2014, but he certainly has one of the quickest releases and does a great job of putting the ball in spots. I think he reminds me a bit of Matt Barkley, who was our second best quarterback coming out in 2013. Fales throws a near flawless screen pass, which is much easier said than done, and he does a great job of involving every receiver in the game. Despite the team’s top 25 ranking, you’d love to see him against tougher competition, but there’s no doubt the guy is a winner.

Very accurate pocket passer who, with some more seasoning, could be a top 32 selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. If he has a big senior season, the hype train will be uncontainable for a guy who is already picking up a lot of steam in NFL Draft circles.

Career Highlights (via San Jose State athletics site)

AT SAN JOSE STATE: In his second season with the Spartans… San Jose State single-season record holder in seven categories. Signed with San Jose State in December 2011.

2012: Most accurate Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) passer completing 72.5 percent of his passes for 4,193 yards and 33 touchdowns… SI.com honorable mention All-American… Second-team All-WAC… National rankings in passing efficiency (3rd), passing yards (6th), passing yards per game (7th), touchdown passes (8th) and total offense (14th)… Set a school single-game record with 38 pass completions and seven San Jose State single-season passing records… Threw 24 of his 33 touchdown passes in the last eight games… Had three four-TD outings and five three-touchdown passing games… His 467 passing yards against Utah State (10/13) ties for the sixth best single-game total at San Jose State… Listed as a Manning Award Star of the Week for the Colorado State (9/15) and the Louisiana Tech (11/24) wins… A Davey O’Brien Award Quarterback of the Week honorable mention for the Colorado State game.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE: A two-time, first-team All-Coast Conference quarterback at Monterey Peninsula College (Coach Mike Rasmussen)… Completed 61.79 percent of his passes for 4,635 yards and 37 touchdowns… Led his team to a 2011 Coast Conference co-championship and a berth in the Sierra Central Credit Union Bowl… As a sophomore, he ranked among the state’s top-10  in number of completions, completion percentage, passing yards, touchdown passes and passing efficiency.

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA: Originally signed with Nevada after the 2008 season… No game action in 2009.

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Video Highlights (via YouTube)