The Pittsburgh Steelers may have got one of the biggest steals in the 2022 NFL Draft on Friday night.

Pittsburgh selected Georgia wide receiver George Pickens with the No. 52 overall pick in the draft.

Here’s the scouting report on Pickens from

Lanky perimeter wideout with exciting ball skills but in desperate need of additional play strength and a clean bill of health. Resilient to make it back so quickly after an ACL tear, but needs to show quick-cutting ability for route-running. Pickens possesses borderline elite ball skills with in-air adjustments, strong hands and an enormous catch radius. However, he fails to put defenders on his hip and command the catch space to make his work less cluttered. The routes need more polish and physicality but he has the athletic ability to become a viable target on all three levels as a likely Day 2 draft pick with a little wider gap between ceiling and floor than NFL teams might like.

Pickens has the talent to be a top 20 pick, but he battled injuries during his time at Georgia which is why he fell to the second round.

The former Georgia standout needs to be a little more physical, but he’s technically sound. Pickens has a knack for getting open. And he has a nose for the end zone.

Pickens’ best season came as a true freshman in 2019 when he caught 49 passes for 727 yards and eight touchdowns. That’s incredibly impressive production for a true freshman in the ultra-competitive SEC.

The key will obviously be for Pickens to stay healthy. If he can play all 17 games in a season on a regular basis, he’ll be a perennial Pro-Bowler for the Steelers.

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