On Tuesday’s edition of Good Morning Football (GMBF) on NFL Network, reveal host Peter Schrager held a segment called “Rookie Risers” listing Peter’s leading 5 novice WRs turning heads this preseason.
Can be found in at # 2 on the list was the Pittsburgh Steelers WR George Pickens.
“Number two, I’m opting for George Pickens, said Peter Schrager of GMFB. “The best catch of the summer season I believe, and I will put this up versus any person’s. In a game, in a corner against a good quality defender there. This is him in the back corner of the end zone. He gets the toes in. Does it against Coby Bryant who’s a rookie out of Cincinnati.”
The play NFL Networks Peter Schrager is referencing here is the remarkable TD catch that WR George Pickens made in his preseason launching against the Seattle Seahawks. With simply 1:46 left in the first quarter, Steelers QB Mason Rudolph tossed a deep pass in the right corner of completion zone to Pickens. George Pickens managed to beat the guy protection by Seahawks Cornerback Cody Bryant, while making a catch over the shoulder while concurrently keeping both feet in bounds for the 26-yard touchdown.