How to Bet George Pickens for 2022 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
George Pickens #14 of the Pittsburgh Steelers makes a catch for a 26-yard touchdown reception as Coby Bryant #8 of the Seattle Seahawks defends in the first quarter during a preseason game at Acrisure Stadium on August 13, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
Someone grab a frame, so I can hang this stat above my mantle forever.
Roughly 15% of wide receiver George Pickens’ career catches at Georgia consisted of either a sideline toe-tap, dive, jump ball, interception negation or a catch outside the range of an average WR, per SEC connoisseur Clark Brooks.
Although the 6-foot-3, human highlight reel saw limited time in college, it’s taken Pickens — the Steelers’ second-round pick — mere months to burst onto the scene as a 2022 Offensive Rookie of the Year sleeper.
Pickens’ strong training camp — parlayed with a standout performance in Pitt’s preseason opener — netted the former Dawg some big ups in the betting market, as his +5000 open price is absolutely zoomin‘.
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George Pickens’ Offensive Rookie of the Year Odds
Pickens was targeted five times in Saturday’s win against the Seahawks. He hauled in three of those for 43 yards and this touchdown from first-round pick, Kenny Pickett.
George Pickens scoring touchdowns again.
He’s a UGA legend. Wouldn’t surprise me if he’s a Steeler legend by the end of his career.pic.twitter.com/IU8WYvEPOd
— Matt DeBary (@MattDeBary) August 13, 2022
Also, wide receiver pancakes in the run game should count for some sort of Offensive Rookie of the Year triple points multiplier.
George Pickens registers the Steelers second pancake of the season.
Kid keeps living up to the hype. pic.twitter.com/eO1bGWNkKt
— Derrick (@Steelers_DB) August 13, 2022
A whopping 10 wide receivers were taken this past spring before Pickens, who missed most of the 2021 national title season at Georgia with a torn ACL.
With Week 1 of the preseason wrapped up, Pickens owns a consensus price tag of +1200 for Rookie of the Year, the sixth-lowest odds for any wide receiver.
Pickett, meanwhile, is the consensus favorite in this market at +700. He’s as short as +650, but can be bet at +850 at FanDuel.
The Steelers are back in action next Saturday vs. the Jaguars.