CLEVELAND — Yes, we know he plays for the Steelers, but we have to give George Pickens his props.
A second-round draft pick out of Georgia, the rookie wide receiver entered Thursday night's game against the Browns with just two catches in his first two NFL contests. However, one of the grabs he made tonight will likely be replayed for quite a while.
As Pittsburgh faced a second-and-3 from their own 46, Pickens sprinted down the right sideline while being guarded by fellow rookie Martin Emerson Jr. Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky looked for Pickens deep and placed the ball where only he could get it, and the 21-year-old responded by recording an incredible one-handed, over-the-sounder snag.
Social media was quickly set ablaze, with many calling it the "catch of the year."
As far as what's important, the grab set up the Steelers' first touchdown, and they led 14-13 going into the break. Pickens finished the first 30 minutes with two receptions for 34 yards (36 coming on the one-handed catch).