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CFB Player Profile: WR George Pickens, Georgia

WR George Pickens, Georgia

HEIGHT: 6-4
WEIGHT: 190
HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL): Hoover, AL (Hoover)
247 RATING: .9880
STARS: 5
YEAR: Sophomore
POSITION RANK: 15

CAREER
Receiving: 49 catches, 727  yards (14.8 ypc), 8 touchdowns

2019
Receiving: 49 catches, 727  yards (14.8 ypc), 8 touchdowns

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George Pickens Breakdown

Superstar isn’t a term that gets thrown around lightly, especially around a program like Georgia. So when someone gets labeled with it, people take notice. George Pickens enters the 2020 season gaining superstar attention, but it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise.

Pickens’ success at receiver seemed inevitable when he received the A.J. Green Family scholarship. When you’re associated with the former Georgia Bulldogs great, expectations automatically rise. Pickens took some time to get going in the 2019 season, but the ending showed potential both on the field and off.

A violation of team rules and a suspension for fighting in a game provided opportunities for growth, but his teammates said they saw maturity in the freshman. As long as he can stay on the field, he’s going to become a monster. Just like Green, Pickens gives Georgia a dangerous deep threat who can make contested catches look like he’s wide open. While he can make those kind of catches, he’ll need to work on creating more separation to make those catches easier. A physical corner can reroute him quickly, and he doesn’t always work to stack back up vertically. Getting back on his path would help him run away from his defender, and give his quarterback more room for error.

Adding size to his frame will also help him deal with a physical defender. Press coverage gives him some issues getting off the line and moving him off his route. Another year in the weight room will give him the size to compete for passes better as well (as if he needs anymore help in that area).

George Pickens went from making highlight reel catches in the spring to doing so all season. With a year of experience under his belt, Pickens should take a step in his development and maturity, and it appears that he’s only scratching the surface with his potential.  

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