The Kansas City Chiefs currently hold six total picks in the 2014 NFL Draft. While the Chiefs have a lot of other positions that need to be addressed in the draft, they might consider taking a quarterback with one of their six picks. One quarterback prospect that might be available in the later rounds is San Jose State’s David Fales.
Fales played two seasons at San Jose State where he ended his college career with 8,382 passing yards and 66 touchdowns (Source: Sports Reference). He has been projected to go in the fifth round by NFLDraftScouts.com and sometime in the sixth or seventh round by Nolan Nawrocki of NFL.com.
David Fales Combine Results
40-yard dash – 4.99 seconds
Vertical jump – 28.0 inch
Broad jump- 103.0 inch
3-cone drill – 7.55 seconds
20-yard shuttle – 4.50 seconds
(Courtesy of NFL.com)
Here is what Nawrocki lists as Fales’ strenghs,
“Well built (works hard in the weight room). Throws a clean spiral with good short-to-intermediate accuracy. 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.”
Do the Chiefs need to draft a quarterback though? That’s the question. Alex Smith had the best season in his career, Chase Daniel had a great game in his only start last season, and Tyler Bray is still a work in progress. Is drafting Foles worth possibly disrupting what the Chiefs have already established in the position?
Here are Fales’ weaknesses according to Nawrocki,
“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.”
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