Former Georgia WR George Pickens has had a tough week when it comes to being in the media. There was the play last week against the Indianapolis Colts where he stopped blocking when teammate Jaylen Warren was battling at the goal line. Then, Mike Tomlin talked about how he is a work in progress and has to continue to respond the right way.

On Saturday, Pickens responded in a big way early against the Cincinnati Bengals, as he took a Mason Rudolph slant and took it 86 yards for a touchdown to give the Steelers a 7-0 early lead.

Pickens played three seasons at Georgia from 2020-2022 and finished with 90 catches for 1,347 yards and 14 touchdowns. He left after his junior year and was drafted by the Steelers in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

While his career has been up and down in Pittsburgh, he has shown the type of explosiveness and big play ability that made the team draft him. In his rookie year, he had 52 catches for 801 yards and 4 touchdowns. This year, he has 52 catches for 814 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Steelers are hoping that touchdown can help spark the team as they are in a hotly contested AFC playoff race.