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Insiders Believe Pittsburgh With Mike Tomlin Was Ideal Landing Spot For WR George Pickens, Citing Maturity

George Pickens is a young, talented wide receiver. Watching only what he has done on the field, you would say that he was a first-round draft pick. Coming off of an ACL injury didn’t help his draft stock, admittedly. While it’s never something I paid much mind to, evidently, there was some concern about his maturity, as well, but the consensus appears to be that he wound up in the right place in that regard.

That was the takeaway from the conversations ESPN Insider Jeremy Fowler had in the week following the draft. Indeed, he writes in a recent article, that Pickens entered “an ideal scenario”, and that “Pickens and people close to him are happy he is going to a good environment like Pittsburgh’s to learn from trusted veterans and absorb a model NFL culture”.