David Fales (QB), San Jose State
6'2" | 212 lbs.
312-487 (64.1%), 4,189 yards, 33 TD, 18 INT, 153.3 rating
6th Round, 183rd pick (Bears)
What the scouts are saying:
"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." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)
"Good (not great) arm strength who understands touch, knowing when to add juice to his throws and when to take some off. Poised in the pocket with a fearless attitude and accurate sense of what's going on around him. Gutsy and not afraid to take chances." (Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com)
"In the NFL, Fales best fit would be in a West Coast offense where he can operate in a short passing attack. Fales is much better at throwing the short slants, crosses and dig routes that are the core of the West Coast offense. In a vertical, pro-style attack, he would be a bad fit." (WalterFootball.com)
Fit for the Bears:
The Bears arguably had the best 1-2 quarterbacking punch in the NFL last year with Jay Cutler and Josh McCown, but Cutler battled multiple injuries last year and McCown has moved on to Tampa Bay. If there's a time to take a quarterback in the NFL Draft, it's this year considering how deep the QB class is. Fales would be a long-term project if he lands on the Bears roster this season, but that's exactly what they need: a young quarterback with a strong arm and high upside near the 5th-6th round range.