Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 7/11/12

This past spring, undrafted receiver Cole Beasley thoroughly impressed Cowboys coaches during offseason practices, particularly for his sure hands and ability to make tough grabs in traffic.

Inevitably, as with most 5-foot-8 wideouts who possess those traits, he drew “immediate” comparisons to the Patriots’ Wes Welker.

While some would say that’s a good thing for a player fighting to earn a roster spot, Beasley, evidently brimming with confidence, considers it an annoyance.

“I get tired of it a little bit because I feel like I have a little bit more speed than Wes Welker does,” Beasley said on 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.

“I do have similarities with him but I feel like I can play a little bit more outside (than Welker does), as well as inside.”

Beasley, who recorded consecutive 1,000-yard campaigns at SMU, did acknowledge that he has a great deal of respect for Welker, arguably the league’s most accomplished slot receiver.

“He’s a great player,” Beasley said. “He’s one of the best in the game and he’s doing a lot of things that people said people our size couldn’t do, so he pretty much opened the door for me to get in the NFL.”

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