Oakland Raiders 2014 NFL Draft: Second-Tier QB Options

Next2 of 7Prev
Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

David Fales, QB San Jose St

6-2, 212lbs

2013 season: 4189 yrds, 33 TDs, 13 Ints

Fales is a quick release accurate quarterback, who shows many traits of a starting caliber QB in the NFL. Throwing for over 4,000 yards in two consecutive season for the Spartans, Fales put up video game stats.

What I like: Fales throws with anticipation and timing. While not a great athlete, Fales can escape the pocket and throws well on the run. Has good footwork and decent mechanics. Strong work-ethic, determined.

What I don’t like: Most will knock Fales for lack of arm strength, I will not. Fales has adequate arm strength in the right offense. I will say he can be overconfident in his arm, leading to incompletions and turnovers. Fales also was only a two-year starter at the FBS level, and played out of a shotgun-heavy zone-read pistol offense.

Pro Player Comparison, Andy Dalton: With improved mechanics and increased arm strength, I think the sky is the limit for Fales. He is a smart, hardworking QB prospect with great upside. I also belive his one weakness arm strength, can be improved over time.

2nd-4th rd grade

Next2 of 7Prev
Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

comments powered by Disqus