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VIDEO: George Pickens Burns Minkah Fitzpatrick in 1-on-1 at Training Camp

Jason Schandl
George Pickens torched Minkah Fitzpatrick in a Pittsburgh Steelers training camp practice highlight.
George Pickens torched Minkah Fitzpatrick in a Pittsburgh Steelers training camp practice highlight. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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If there were any Pittsburgh Steelers fans who doubted the George Pickens selection in May's draft, they've quickly forgotten those doubts.

Pickens has dominated training camp and the preseason, and he already looks to have the potential of a future superstar.

Just look at this one-on-one against two-time All-Pro Minkah Fitzpatrick.

Pickens totally blew by Fitzpatrick with a double-move and made one of his already trademark athletic grabs for the touchdown. Not bad for a rookie who has yet to play a regular season snap.

Obviously this one clip doesn't tell the whole story — this is a drill that typically favors wide receivers, and it's just one play. But it's hard not to get excited about the incredible potential Pickens is already showing off.

The other great piece is his attitude. He went head-to-head with Fitzpatrick more than once at practice yesterday, and it sounds like he was the one requesting those battles.

Not worrying about looking good and playing it safe, Pickens already wants to match up with the best. That drive and competitiveness paired with his talent and athleticism is the recipe that could make him the Steelers' next great wide receiver.

FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds already have Pickens tied for second in the NFL with +1000 odds to win Offensive Rookie of the Year.

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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