Steelers winner #3
Easily the biggest winner out of camp so far, George Pickens has looked like a man amongst boys. He hasn’t just been the best rookie on the field (which is saying something since DeMarvin Leal and Calvin Austin have both been great), but he has arguably been the most dominant offensive player.
While Pickens was praised when he was selected due to his potential, it is surprising to see him excelling already in camp. Sure, had he been healthy last season he would have been a far earlier pick, but even with that ability, he is a raw football player that hasn’t been able to play much. Many expected him to need some time to get up to speed before he could be counted on for the team.
Flash forward to now and there is no player generating more buzz than Pickens. He has beaten cornerbacks down the field, displayed impressive body control, and has made some incredible grabs. He has seemingly cemented himself as the third receiver on this team, and there is a chance he is an impact player from day one. Pickens was a good pick at the time, but now it seems like the Steelers may have gotten one of the best players in the draft late in the second round.
While it has been extremely early in camp, the Steelers have already gotten quite a bit of information about their roster. While there is still plenty of time for things to change, these players have made their mark in either a good or bad way.