Is it such a bad thing for a rookie wide receiver to be compared favorably to Wes Welker?
Cole Beasley isn't thrilled about it.
"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, the kid Cowboy said Tuesday on Dallas station 105.3 The Fan.
The most obvious likeness is size: Beasley is 5-8, 182-pounds. There's also the Cinderella storyline in that he went undrafted.
Considering how Beasley plays in the slot, is fast as hell, and knows how to exploit holes in a defense, the comparison only makes sense.
Or, to a guy trying to assert his own NFL identity, it's annoying.
I get tired of it a little bit because I feel like I have a little bit more speed than Wes Welker does. Hes got a little bigger frame than me but I feel like Ive got a little more versatility to my game than he does."
Beasley insists he's a fan of Welker, calling the Patriot "a great player" and "one of the best in the game." Still, the SMU product is eager to set himself apart.
Like with that Super Bowl drop.
Oh yeah, Beasley said. You got to catch that one.