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Undrafted Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley sick of Wes Welker comparisons

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer
Remind you of anyone? (US Presswire)

Cole Beasley is a 5'8", 182-pound undrafted wide receiver who primarily played out of the slot while at SMU. So you'll probably never believe this, but he gets compared to Wes Welker a lot.

And Beasley is apparently "tired" of those comparisons ... since he thinks he's more versatile than Welker.

"I get tired of it a little bit because I feel like I have a little bit more speed than Wes Welker does," Beasley told 105.3 The Fan's RAGE radio show, via the Dallas Morning News. "He's got a little bigger frame than me but I feel like I've got a little more versatility to my game than he does."

Beasley is correct in one aspect, in that getting tired of the Welker comps makes total sense -- typically speaking, any comparison to Welker is race- or size-related, and therefore those comparisons are pretty lazy.

But I'm not so sure I'd take the line that he's more versatile than Welker, even if Beasley believes there's some basis for that argument.

"I do have similarities with him but I feel like I can play a little bit more outside [than him], as well as inside," Beasley said.

Of course, listen to Jason Garrett talk and perhaps there are more similarities than

"He's a good, productive football player. We saw that on tape in college and we've seen that over the course of the first nine OTAs and in the rookie minicamp," Garrett said recently of Beasley, via Blogging the Boys. "He's a guy who understands how to play. He's a quick, little receiver who plays inside more than he plays outside and has a good feel for it. There's some other examples of his type of player in the league who have had success and he falls into that family of receivers."

BTB mentions that Garrett could be describing himself, but it sure does seem like he's prepping to lump him in the Welker family, without actually naming the Patriots wide receiver.

"You're never going to keep him because he's big, strong, fast, long, jumps through the roof, all that kind of stuff," Garrett continued. "The way he stays in this league is: every day he catches five balls; every day he beats a guy you don't think he can beat; and he does it today, tomorrow, the next day, the next day, etc. There's a lot of guys who have made their way in the league that way, and he's going to be one of those kind of guys."

Alright, look, you take these words and think about Welker. They're kind of exactly like him, except for the fact that he's five years deep on playing with the Patriots and putting up huge numbers.

So maybe this time it's actually OK to call Beasley a Welker clone (though we'll, you know, have to actually see him out on the field). Just don't tell the potential Cowboys wideout that.

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