Chase Claypool Reveals Kenny Pickett's Biggest Area of Improvement
Rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett has done everything he can to win over the Pittsburgh Steelers fan base this preseason. After all, he is a combined 19-of-22 for 171 yards and 3 touchdowns through two games. Wide receiver Chase Claypool was quick to point out Pickett's biggest improvement.
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Claypool explained that Pickett's passes are becoming more and more catchable. The 2022 first-round pick is placing the ball where only his receiver can get it. Keep in mind that was Pickett's calling card in college, too, considering he posted an impressive 67.2% completion percentage as a senior.
That wasn't all Claypool had to say about Pickett, either. He noted how Pickett is a "young dude", but an "old head." This lines up perfectly with what wide receiver Diontae Johnson said a few days ago. Johnson mentioned how quick everyone has come to respect Pickett when he's leading the huddle.
While teammates of a rookie QB are always ready to provide positive statements on the kid, this time feels different. Claypool first showered Pickett with compliments all the way back in OTAs and Johnson specifically commended Pickett's willingness to take on a hit in order to complete a pass.
The praise keeps rolling in for the 24-year-old and it has to make fans wonder if and when they'll see him in action during the regular season. Mitchell Trubisky still has a hold on the starting gig, but a slow start to the year could cause head coach Mike Tomlin to start questioning what his best QB option is.
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