George Pickens

George Pickens

21-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Pittsburgh Steelers
2022 Fantasy Outlook
If you look at his college stats, you might think Pickens was a reach in the second round. If you remember how he was viewed a few years ago, you'd think he was a huge steal. The five-star recruit had 727 yards and eight TDs as a true freshman, followed by 514 and six in eight games as a sophomore, before an ACL tear last spring limited him to four appearances (and 107 yards) at the tail end of his junior season. Pickens could've returned to Georgia in 2022 to rehab his draft value, but he did a decent job of that anyway between the late-season return and his respectable showing at the combine (4.47 40). Pickens weighs only 195, quite thin for a 6-3 receiver, and he turned 21 shortly before the draft. He thus seems most likely to start off as Pittsburgh's third or fourth WR, but there's room to eventually make a move on No. 2 wide receiver Chase Claypool, the hyper-athletic 2020 second-rounder who disappointed last season. Read Past Outlooks
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#143.15
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$Signed a four-year, $6.75 million contract with the Steelers in May of 2022.
Closes rookie season well
WRPittsburgh Steelers
January 8, 2023
Pickens recorded three receptions on six targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-14 win over the Browns.
ANALYSIS
Pickens made the most of his six targets, tallying receptions of 31, 24 and 17 yards. He tallied his fourth touchdown of the season on the longest of those gains, and three of those scores came in his last eight games. Pickens closes his rookie campaign with 52 receptions for 801 yards, and he may be in line to take over as Pittsburgh's top pass catcher in 2023.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do George Pickens' 2022 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
73.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.49
 
% Team Air Yards
27.4%
 
% Team Targets
15.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
14.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
61.9%
 
Drop Rate
1.2%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.3
 
% Targeted On Route
14.2%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.35
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
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#% of Team Snaps

99089%
11886%
83976%
9267%
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27625%
6044%
21119%
3727%
12912%
2015%
101%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2022 George Pickens Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do George Pickens' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
200 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.47 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
125 in
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.38 in
 
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Held in check on SNF
WRPittsburgh Steelers
January 1, 2023
Pickens was held to two catches (four targets) for 29 yards in Sunday's 16-13 win over Baltimore.
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Scores game-winning touchdown
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 24, 2022
Pickens recorded five catches on five targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 13-10 win over the Raiders.
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Only two grabs
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 18, 2022
Pickens caught two of five targets for 53 yards in Sunday's 24-16 win over the Panthers.
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Shows off big-play ability
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 11, 2022
Pickens recorded three receptions on three targets for 78 yards in Sunday's 16-14 loss to the Ravens.
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Limited against Atlanta
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 5, 2022
Pickens secured one of two targets for two yards during the Steelers' 19-16 win over Atlanta on Sunday.
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