Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens was getting a lot of buzz throughout NFL training camp. Now, Pickens is backing up some the hype with his play for Pittsburgh.
Pickens, a second-round pick out of the University of Georgia, made an acrobatic one-handed catch on Thursday Night Football against the Cleveland Browns.
Pickens’ one-handed grab is being compared to Odell Beckham’s legendary catch. Pickens has been frustrated with his lack of targets, but made up for it with his incredible catch. Pickens made some similar catches during his time with the Georgia Bulldogs.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to George Pickens’ insane catch:
George Pickens' incredible one-handed catch
— NFL (@NFL) September 23, 2022
Skip Bayless and Ryan Clark react
George Pickens just went Odell.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) September 23, 2022
Oh My Goodness!! George Pickens the answer to all of our Matt Canada woes… Just throw it to him Mitchell; while you have the time. He can save your job for a week… Maybe. He’s gonna make plays for you man, FOR US!!
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) September 23, 2022
Twitter reaction with George Pickens meme
George Pickens when he gets home pic.twitter.com/7rMujj05kM
— Bussin' With The Boys 🐺 (@BussinWTB) September 23, 2022
Pat McAfee, others react
GEORGE PICKENS IS ALWAYS OPEN
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 23, 2022
This angle is wild. Catch of the year so far by George Pickens. pic.twitter.com/B2GGbA2c4l
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 23, 2022
Georgia Bulldogs and former UGA players react
This man George Pickens😂😂 not even surprised
— Sedrick Van Pran-Granger (@SedrickVanPran) September 23, 2022
— Malik Herring (@HerringMalik) September 23, 2022
George Pickens ladies and gents
— Jeremiah Holloman (@Obey_Classics) September 23, 2022
Football media reactions
I guess George Pickens is right. Open 99% of the time.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 23, 2022
Every play George Pickens has been involved in so far in the NFL has been highlight reel worthy.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 23, 2022
Weekly Tweet About George Pickens
— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) September 23, 2022
More social media reactions to Pickens' catch
George Pickens after his one-handed catch: pic.twitter.com/Z545DdXcIN
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) September 23, 2022