Steelers WR praises George Pickens: ‘Best rookie receiver in the NFL’

Former Georgia star receiver George Pickens may have been the steal of the 2022 NFL draft.

Pickens dropped to the Pittsburgh Steelers as the No. 52 overall pick in the second round after battling an ACL tear in his final year in Athens.

NFL training camp is currently in full swing ahead of the new season and Pickens is already making a statement in early practices.

Star Steelers receiver Chase Claypool praised the rookie after seeing him in action over the last week.

It’s catches like these that give a glimpse as to what Pickens could do on a pro Sunday.

Reports say that Pickens is already getting reps with the first-team offense, showing that he may get an opportunity to fight for a starting job down the road.

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Other notable rookie receivers that Pickens will be compared to this season are Ohio State’s Chris Olave (New Orleans Saints), Alabama’s Jameson Williams (Detroit Lions), USC’s Drake London (Atlanta Falcons), Arkansas’ Treylon Burks (Tennessee Titans) and Western Michigan’s Skyy Moore (Kansas City Chiefs).

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Story originally appeared on UGA Wire