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2019 Free Agent Profile: Cole Beasley

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Beasley has made a name for himself gaining separation early and often from the slot. His reputation of finding ways to get open is a trait that cannot be replicated in the NFL.

Beasley averaged 2.9 yards of separation from defensive backs before making the catch in 2018 according to NFL NextGen Stats, better than NFL star wide outs Michael Thomas (2.7), Antonio Brown (2.6), and DeAndre Hopkins (2.5).

In a league that thrives on slot receivers and ‘quick-hit’ plays due to ferocious pass rushers, adding Beasley to a group that touts slot-men Jamison Crowder (pending free-agent) and Trey Quinn, could further boost coach Jay Gruden’s offense.

Beasley excels with the ball in his hand, averaging 3.4 yards gained after the catch, while also handling a large volume of targets. He was thrown to 87, 63, 98, and 75 times the last four years (323 combined targets), coming away with 228 catches for 2,355 yards and scoring 17 times in his time in Dallas.

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