SAN JOSE -- David Fales will stick with his timing and measurement numbers from last month's NFL Scouting Combine, but the former San Jose State quarterback will throw before scouts at Wednesday's pro timing day at Spartan Stadium. Activities begin at 11 a.m.
"I'm not going to run or do any agility stuff -- just throw," Fales said on Friday. "I did everything at the Combine and I probably could improve those numbers, but I've been focusing a lot on the throwing and the different stuff I want to show to scouts and everybody, so that's what I'm going to do there."
Fales' top 40-yard dash time at the Combine was 4.99 seconds, which ranked 14th out of the 16 quarterbacks who tested. Speed isn't a huge part of Fales' game and the pocket passer is anxious to showcase his throwing skills and footwork.
"I just want to show them I can make all the throws," Fales said. "And my footwork -- quick, concise, detailed footwork in my drops, the timing with the routes and that I can move and set my feet."
Fales will have the dynamic duo of Chandler Jones and Noel Grigsby to throw to as both of those players also look to impress pro scouts. Jones and Grigsby rank Nos. 1 and 2 on SJSU's all-time list for receptions and receiving yards, while Fales holds the top spot in every significant passing category.
Brian Hernandez, a former Utah player who had a few brief stints in NFL training camps, will also catch passes from Fales. Kyle Nunn, another senior from last year's SJSU squad, will not be there. Running back Jason Simpson will be and he'll also get in some work with Fales.
The pro day helps cap a busy stretch for Fales since his senior season ended early when the Spartans were denied a bowl bid. He played in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., in January, then turned around two days later and won the quarterback competition at the Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge at Cowboys Stadium.
The Combine came a month later and Fales showcased himself as the quarterback most expect him to be. His strengths remain accuracy, toughness, leadership and football intelligence. The biggest question remains his arm strength, which has been described as "functional."
Fales said he enjoyed all of those experiences.
"They were all really fun experiences, great experiences," he said. "I've got no more school, so it's just all football every day. Just working out, throwing, rehab, meetings, just getting all the interview processes dialed in. It's been fun and now I've just been training for the pro day."
Fales has been working out at Athletes Performance in Phoenix with former San Jose State coach Terry Shea, who coached the Spartans for two seasons from 1990-91 and won at least a share of a conference title both years. He also had offensive coordinator stints at Cal and Stanford and several NFL assistant jobs and was a big help preparing Fales physically and for the interview sessions at the Combine.
"He's been through the process many times, on both sides, so he knows," Fales said of Shea. "There were really no surprise questions that I got. They asked everything you could really think of. It was easy, it was fun, it was just a fun experience. The Senior Bowl really gave me a taste of what to expect, of what I was supposed to see at the Combine. It was just more intense at the Combine."
Fales returned to San Jose on Wednesday to get ready for the pro day and said he'll remain in town until the NFL Draft in May and work with Spartans' strength and conditioning coach Gary Uribe.
As for where he expects to go in the draft, Fales still doesn't have much of an idea.
"I've heard everything, from second round on."