49ers high on quarterback David Fales

April, 26, 2014
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The San Francisco 49ers are considering taking a quarterback in the middle rounds of the draft and San Jose State product David Fales has to be considered a potential fit.

Fales was one of the headliners at the 49ers' pro day workout for local prospects Friday. The 49ers have taken a long look at Fales this spring as they have other quarterbacks. A card-carrying quarterback aficionado, coach Jim Harbaugh has personally worked out several quarterbacks this spring.

Harbaugh said Friday he thinks Fales is a top-five quarterback in the draft. The 49ers may get a chance to draft him to be Colin Kaepernick's long-term backup when they want it use a pick on a quarterback . Many scouts think Fales is a late-round prospect.

General manager Trent Baalke agrees with Harbaugh about the local signal-caller.

"I like a lot of things about David. He's very composed. He's a very smart football player," Baalke said. "You look at him statistically, he's won a lot of games. He won a shootout at Fresno which I happened to be at. He's got good arm talent. He can make all the throws. He's very accurate, especially in the short to intermediate game. There's a lot to like about him."

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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