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Steelers' George Pickens: 1-Handed Grab vs. Browns Not Even Top-5 Catch for Me

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IISeptember 30, 2022

CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 22: George Pickens #14 of the Pittsburgh Steelers makes a one handed catch ahead of Martin Emerson Jr. #23 of the Cleveland Browns during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 22, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens arguably authored the best catch through three weeks of this NFL season thanks to this sensational grab against the Cleveland Browns last Thursday.

NFL @NFL

That George Pickens kid can ball.<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/RTTcNEIT8y">pic.twitter.com/RTTcNEIT8y</a>

NFL @NFL

Unreal.<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/uF4okqaJuw">https://t.co/uF4okqaJuw</a> <a href="https://t.co/zw1l7VWyIC">pic.twitter.com/zw1l7VWyIC</a>

Ari Meirov @MySportsUpdate

This angle is wild. Catch of the year so far by George Pickens. <a href="https://t.co/B2GGbA2c4l">pic.twitter.com/B2GGbA2c4l</a>

Apparently Pickens has put on a better show on six occasions, though, based on his comments to reporters Thursday.

"That's probably like seven," Pickens said Thursday, per Teresa Varley of Steelers.com.

"UGA, practice for real," Pickens added regarding his time playing college ball for Georgia. "One is on YouTube, you will probably see it. A lot of them are undiscovered.

"I made even crazier catches in college. When I caught the ball, I made crazier catches before, so I knew I caught it. It was just a fact of what the world thought about it. I saw their input on the internet."

Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette found one of the catches Pickens referenced.

Brian Batko @BrianBatko

OK, so George Pickens talked after Steelers practice today and said his catch last Thursday night might be the 7th-best in his career. He told us to go look up this grab from a Georgia practice and I must admit, it is pretty filthy: <a href="https://t.co/KA8XQlwdux">https://t.co/KA8XQlwdux</a>

He also made this clutch grab against Alabama in the national championship game last January.

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

George Pickens got up smooth after the diving catch 🧼<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NationalChampionship?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NationalChampionship</a> <a href="https://t.co/fUBrlqk9vi">pic.twitter.com/fUBrlqk9vi</a>

Pickens will have more chances to make highlight-reel catches Sunday when the Steelers play the New York Jets.

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