George Pickens did not take long to score a touchdown in his first professional football game.

In the first quarter of Saturday’s Pittsburgh-Seattle preseason game, Pickens hauled in a 26-yard TD pass from Steelers QB Mason Rudolph. The former Georgia standout showed he’s adjusting well to NFL rules, managing to get both feet down inbounds.

Saturday is just preseason, so it won’t go in Pickens’ official NFL stats, but it’s sure to be the first of many touchdowns in his pro career. A recent Steelers depth chart had Pickens with the first-string wideouts.

Pickens was selected by Pittsburgh with the No. 52 overall pick in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft. He has been a Steelers camp standout, making highlight plays like Saturday’s TD catch that look plenty familiar to Bulldog fans.

Pickens was at Georgia for 3 seasons. For his college career, he logged 90 catches for 1,347 yards and 14 touchdowns over 26 games.

The bulk of Pickens’ production came in his first 2 seasons. Pickens injured his ACL in spring 2021, and made just 4 appearances during UGA’s 2021 title run, logging 5 catches for 107 yards, including a 52-yarder in the championship game against Alabama.

Correction: The pass was thrown by Mason Rudolph, not Mitch Trubisky.