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."