Scouting Report: David Fales

Thomas Frank Carr

ESPN Radio 1450 Analyst 

David Fales

Sr. QB San Jose State

Height: 6’2”                             Weight: 212                               Hands: 9 ¼ “                                  40 yard Dash: 4.99  


 

Strengths

·         Quick release with good wrist snap

·         Throws a tight spiral

·         Solid to exceptional footwork

·         Good at sidestepping pressure in pocket

·         Climbs the pocket to evade pressure

·         Quick feet

 

Weaknesses

·         Does not have prototype size

·         Small hands

·         Arm strength is a huge red flag.

·         Doesn’t deal well with the blitz

·         Will leave the pocket early if pressured up front. Bails on plays too early

·         Pats the ball before throwing

·         Timed speed is slower than game speed

·         Ran spread offense in college; will have to learn minutia of position

·         Only a two year starter

·         Not overly accurate despite great completion percentage

 

Analysis:


Fales is a system specific quarterback with limited potential.  His fundamentals are sound when the pocket is clean and he has a nice quick delivery. Teams will love his numbers but he sometimes struggles to put the ball where he wants it, especially on deep balls and the deep out.  He isn’t overly athletic nor does he have great size. A team looking for a quality backup or a team that needs a short passing game manager may be interested in Fales but he will never be considered “franchise” material.