George Pickens


Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200 lbs
Scouting Reports


Preseason Scouting Report by Joe Belic

Created August 24, 2021

Projection: 1st Round

(+) Separation vs. Press

This dude stacks cornerbacks better than IHOP does pancakes; he's a legit big play vertical threat.

(+) Contested Catches

If a team is looking for the prototypical X receiver with elite ball tracking skills who can go up and get it, look no further than George Pickens.

(+) Catch Radius

There isn't a ball thrown his way that he doesn't have an opportunity to snatch out of the air; he has fish nets for hands.

(-) Health, Health, and Health

After tearing his ACL in spring practice, it's a question if Pickens even plays this season. Hopefully, we see him on the field sooner rather than later.

(-) Releases

Pickens does have a release package, but I'd like to see him vary it up a bit because, from what I've witnessed thus far, he's too reliant on speed releases from the LOS.

(-) Stance and Start

Maybe I'm nitpicking here, but I'd like to see Pickens work on his stance. He doesn't display the quintessential 80/20 rule (80% of weight on the front foot and 20% on the back) consistently and tends to push off on his back foot at times instead of rolling off the front. Any wasted movement can give corners an edge at the next level.