George Pickens Draws Odell Beckham Jr. Comps on Twitter After Epic Catch vs. Browns

Erin WalshSeptember 23, 2022

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 28:  George Pickens #14 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on during the game against the Detroit Lions at Acrisure Stadium on August 28, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens may have just made the catch of the year.

The rookie wideout out of Georgia made an unbelievable one-handed catch during Thursday's game against the Cleveland Browns. It was so remarkable that he's now drawing comparisons to Odell Beckham Jr.


Are you serious, George Pickens? What a one-handed grab!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PITvsCLE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PITvsCLE</a> on Prime Video<br>Also available on NFL+ <a href="https://t.co/uF4okqrMww">https://t.co/uF4okqrMww</a> <a href="https://t.co/4mDGzOOoZu">pic.twitter.com/4mDGzOOoZu</a>

Odell Beckham Jr @obj


Davante Adams @tae15adams

George Pickens…re-lax.

Adam Rank @adamrank

Getting those Odell vibes from George Pickens. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Steelers?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Steelers</a> <br><br> <a href="https://t.co/njkEpVjm4O">pic.twitter.com/njkEpVjm4O</a>

Brenden Schaeffer @bschaeffer12

Pickens not rotating his hips and still tracking the ball behind him into his hand to me might be better but Odell was getting PI'd pretty hard. They're both remarkable.

Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

If George Pickens is going to make Odell catches, just toss up the damn ball

Tony Garcia @RealTonyGarcia

George Pickens just went 99% Odell!!!

Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless

George Pickens just went Odell.

Michael Carter @8kMike

i’m not even gon lie, george pickens just made da catch of the week.

Jerry Jeudy⁴ @jerryjeudy


Sammatron @HugeDuaLipaFan

George Pickens’ catch might be better than the Odell snag

Julian “Ju-Ju” Martinez @JuJuTalksSports

Odell Pickens Jr with the catch of the season

Judd Davis @BamaJD

Pickens grab 😳. Odell like for sure.

Collin Carofano @collin8915

What in the Odell did George Pickens just do. My goodness

On Nov. 23, 2014, Beckham burst onto the NFL scene as a rookie out of LSU, and he made his mark when he made a ridiculous leaping one-handed catch in the end zone for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Beckham and Pickens catches are very similar, and now fans will be debating about which is better for at least the next few days.

Through Pittsburgh's first two games of the season, Pickens had caught just two passes for 26 yards on five targets. After the team's loss to the New England Patriots, he told reporters that he was open "90 percent of the time."

Given his spectacular catch on Thursday night, Steelers quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is going to need to get the ball in his hands more often.