Report Prepared By John Harris
**Scouting report prepared by QB guru/former Wake Forest star QB James MacPherson
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Facing the 11-0 Fresno State Bulldogs, Fales had an outstanding game completing 37 of 45 pass attempts (82%) for 547 yards, 6 TD and 0 INT's while leading his team to a 62-52 victory. He showed he has a strong enough arm to make all of the throws. He also showed he can drive throws into tight windows like a fade route he threw from the far hash he put in the hole between the corner and safety for a touchdown. He also showed he's a good decision maker, making good reads of the defensive coverages pre-snap and post-snap, and consistently getting the ball to the open receivers. He even showed his ability to pull the ball down and pick up first downs with his legs when necessary.
However, he should have completed even more passes to open receivers. On several passes he showed he has a bad habit of standing too stiff legged and falling back and off balance on his throws which result in incomplete under thrown passes. This becomes more pronounced late in the game, perhaps from fatigue. He also showed a tendency of locking on to his play side read that he missed several back side linebacker and cornerback blitzes that could have resulted in sacks. He'll need to be more aware of these blitzes at the NFL level because these blitzers will make him pay if he does not recognize them and get the ball out of his hands on hot throws.