Cole Beasley has yet to so much as play in an NFL game, and yet he’s already had just about enough of the comparisons being drawn between he and Patriots’ receiver Wes Welker.
The former SMU receiver, who was picked up by Dallas as an undrafted free agent this offseason, has earned such comparisons with a trusty pair of hands and good speed--though to this second point, Beasley believes he’s already a step ahead of Welker, so to speak.
“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 the RAGE show on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday, 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 offered later in the interview that Welker is “a great player,” and that his success in the NFL opened a door for undersized receivers such as himself. Then, he was asked if he would have made that catch in the 4th quarter of Super Bowl XLVI--which Welker so famously dropped.
“Oh yeah,” Beasley said. “You got to catch that one.”
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