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Conner Vernon: I'm not like Wes Welker or Eric Decker

How can a single player be compared to Denver Broncos wide receivers Wes Welker and Eric Decker when their skill sets aren't exactly similar? Conner Vernon says it's all about complexion.

"It's funny how, nowadays, you're just comparing race to race here," the Duke wide receiver recently told USA Today's Mike Garafolo. "Aside from my skin color, I don't see where they got that assumption."

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Welker is a 5-foot-9, 185-pound slot receiver. Decker stands 6-3, 218 pounds and is a physical option on the outside. Vernon splits the difference at 6-0,196 pounds. He's not as big as Decker, but he doesn't have Welker's quickness.

This isn't a first. The quarterback position has gone through this for years.

Vernon finished his career as the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards. He'd love to be compared to Welker and Decker because of the numbers he puts up as a player. Right now, Vernon just doesn't see it.

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