Top WR Prospect Wants to Reunite With Kenny Pickett
There's been a clear trend in recent years of NFL teams drafting wide receivers to play with their former college quarterbacks. The Cincinnati Bengals did it with Ja'Marr Chase and the Philadelphia Eagles did it with DeVonta Smith, showing how built-in chemistry can translate to the NFL in spectacular fashion.
The Pittsburgh Steelers may try to do something similar with Kenny Pickett's former teammate Jordan Addison, especially since he already sounds interested based on his comments on Friday at the NFL Combine.
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Addison and Pickett played at Pitt together in 2020 and 2021 before Pickett was drafted and Addison transferred to USC. Addison's numbers took a hit without Pickett, so no wonder he's looking for a reunion.
The two thrived in their final year with the Panthers in 2021. Pickett threw for 4,319 yards and 42 touchdowns with Addison as his top receiver, hauling in 100 catches for 1,593 receiving yards and 17 receiving TDs.
Accordingly, an NFL reunion could be mutually beneficial for both parties. Pickett held his own as a rookie QB last year, but having Addison back in his arsenal could help him make a significant leap in Year 2.