“He’s an ABSOLUTE FREAK!”: Steelers’ Diontae Johnson speaks highly of rookie WR George Pickens

Pittsburgh Steelers wife receiver Diontae Johnson thinks rookie George Pickens is a special talent who's improving every day.

George Pickens
George Pickens
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Rookie receiver George Pickens has created a huge buzz and it’s all for the right reasons. Pickens performed exceptionally well in the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks as he registered a three-catch a 43-yard performance along with a 26 yard touchdown from Mason Rudolph.

George Pickens was drafted in by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the 2022 NFL draft. He played college football for Georgia Bulldogs and led in the team in receptions (49), receiving yards (727) and receiving touchdowns (8).

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Diontae Johnson heaps praise on young receiver George Pickens

Diontae Johnson
Diontae Johnson

Diontae Johnson has spoken highly about rookie receiver George Pickens and said that he’s a freak and a special talent. Johnson has said that he’s amazed everytime he sees Pickens in the ground and some of the things he does just can’t be taught.

He’s a freak, that’s what he is,”said receiver Diontae Johnson on Pickens while speaking to SI’s All Steelers. “He’s a freak. That’s a special talent. You can’t teach some of the things he does. I just be watching like, man, I be amazed at how he catches the ball sometimes. He’s young. He’s getting better on the daily.”

It’s going to be a big plus,” Johnson said on the addition of Pickens. “They’re not going to be able to cover everyone. They can’t double everyone. There’s always going to be a one-on-one matchup, it’s up to the defense who they’re going to cover.”

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