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Steelers WR George Pickens’ circus catch draws Odell Beckham Jr. comparisons on ‘Thursday Night Football’

It is Large Blue deja vu.

After Odell Beckham Jr. made his insane one-handed catch vs. the Cowboys on “Sunday Evening Soccer” in 2014, the large receiver was elevated into the higher echelon of cross catchers throughout the NFL. George Pickens’ catch Thursday evening could have put him into the identical stratosphere. 

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Within the first quarter of the “Thursday Evening Soccer” matchup between the Steelers and Browns, the Pittsburgh rookie made an insane one-handed seize that’s eerily just like Beckham’s from eight years in the past:

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Whereas Beckham’s general diploma of adverse was escalated, being talked about in the identical breath with OBJ’s iconic catch is fairly good firm to be in.

Pickens was heralded by many as sleeper decide within the 2022 NFL Draft. Whereas he hasn’t gotten going but, he made it clear not too long ago that he feels that he is a viable receiving goal.

“I am at all times [going to] have a step and at all times really feel like 99 % of the time I’m open although the ball will get there within the air and [the defender] will get time to catch again up,” he stated. “However I am open as quickly as I get off the road.”

Thursday is actually Exhibit A for Pickens’ case.

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