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Was that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie receiver George Pickens or Odell Beckham Jr. making that insane one-handed grab?

In Thursday night’s game between the Steelers and Cleveland Browns, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky launched a deep pass down the right sideline intended for Pickens, but it seemed a little too far.

That is until Pickens extended his right arm and did his best Beckham impression, snapping the ball and holding it to his body after it hit the ground hard.

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George Pickens of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on during the game against the Detroit Lions on August 28, 2022 at Akrisar Stadium in Pittsburgh.
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The 36-yard reception set up a Steelers touchdown drive that saw Naji Harris run into the end zone. Rookie running back Jaylen Warren also had some nice runs to lead Pittsburgh into the red zone.

Steelers rookie George Pickens claims to be open ‘90% of the time’ vs. patriotic

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Beckham’s catch was perhaps even more impressive when you put them side by side — considering he had a Dallas Cowboys cornerback who interfered with the pass. It went for a touch down.

Pittsburgh Steelers' Mitch Trubisky scrambles from Cleveland Browns' Anthony Walker Jr. during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on Sept. 22, 2022.

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Mitch Trubisky scrambles from Cleveland Browns’ Anthony Walker Jr. during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on Sept. 22, 2022.
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But it was Beckham’s rookie year on a primetime Sunday Night Football game. Pickens is making a statement on national TV.

He also made some statements before the game this week. Pickens, a Georgia product, said he felt he was open “90% of the time” in the Steelers’ loss to the New England Patriots this past Sunday.

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“I’m just saying that because I’m a big guy who runs in the low 4.4s,” Pickens said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review . “I always have a leg up on somebody, and my stride is naturally longer than the other person’s, and I’m actually faster. I always am [going to] Take a step and always seem like 99% of the time I’m open even though the ball goes in the air and [the defender] Time to catch up.”

George Pickens of the Pittsburgh Steelers felt he was exposed "90% of the time" In a Steelers loss to the New England Patriots on September 18, 2022.

George Pickens of the Pittsburgh Steelers felt he was open “90% of the time” in the Steelers’ loss to the New England Patriots on September 18, 2022.
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Entering this game, Pickens had just two catches for 22 yards as the Steelers try to find their rhythm in the passing game with new quarterback Trubisky, who is taking over for the retired Ben Roethlisberger.

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