Pittsburgh Steelers rookie George Pickens’ sensational catch takes over NFL Twitter

Pittsburgh Steelers huge receiver George Pickens may need made the catch of the yr — and we’re solely in Week 3.

The 21-year-old rookie made a tremendous one-handed 36-yard reception within the first quarter in opposition to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday. Browns cornerback Martin Emerson Jr. performed robust protection, however Pickens’ offensive effort was simply that significantly better.

It was a much-needed jolt to the Steelers’ offense, because it was the group’s longest passing play of the season to this point. Pickens’ catch led to a 5-yard landing run by working again Najee Harris to cap off the drive. Pickens stated earlier within the week that he was open “99 % of the time,” and, after watching that catch, it is arduous to argue with him.

Pickens’ catch drew parallels to receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s excellent reception as a rookie receiver nearly eight years in the past. He made a one-handed seize whereas falling out of bounds — and being interfered with — in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 12 of the 2014 season.

Beckham noticed Pickens’ unimaginable seize and supplied his feedback on Twitter.

Former NFL receiver Dez Bryant, present Las Vegas Raiders receiver Davante Adams and extra additionally praised Pickens.

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