WATCH: Steelers’ George Pickens makes one-handed catch vs. ‘Thursday Night Football’ Browns

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It seems George Pickens wasn’t lying when he said he was open “99% of the time.” In the closing minutes of the first quarter of Pittsburgh’s “Thursday Night Football” contest against the Browns in Cleveland, the Steelers rookie wideout converted on his initial submission for the catch of the year.

On a second-and-3 play from the Pittsburgh 46-yard line, quarterback Mitch Trubisky rolled to his right and launched a pass down the right sideline toward Pickens. The ball came down the sideline at the Cleveland 22-yard line, and Pickens was able to bend back and extend an arm to make the catch on Browns cornerback Martin Emerson Jr. It was a reception reminiscent of Odell Beckham Jr.’s infamous one-handed grab as a member of the New York Giants in 2014.

That catch pushed the Steelers into the red zone and Najee Harris set up a 5-yard touchdown to tie the score at 7-7. That catch was Pickens’ second of the day and his 34 yards receiving is already a career high with two games under his belt.

The rookie was selected in the second round (No. 52 overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft out of Georgia, where he helped the Bulldogs win the national championship. After turning heads with a highlight-reel preseason, Pickens is now starting to make an impact in the regular season.

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