Chase Claypool of the Steelers says George Pickens will be ‘the best rookie receiver in the NFL’.

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NFL training camp games are always an exciting time as you get your first real peak at how teams are shaping up and stars starting to emerge. Fans are quick to predict which players will break out during the season, but players sometimes also give their opinions on who the statistical leaders will be.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool is one of those players and is inspired by George Pickens.

On Friday, Steelers star receiver Claypool said He believes Pickens will be “the best rookie receiver in the NFL.”

Pickens was selected by the Steelers in the second round with the no. 52 Overall Selection. The former Georgia Bulldog recorded 90 receptions for 1,347 yards and 14 touchdowns in three years of play.

The 21-year-old was far from the no. 1 wide receiver prospect, but that doesn’t negate potential stardom in the league. Claypool was also a second-round pick and, as we’ve seen, many stars have come on the scene who weren’t first-rounders.

He’s set up nicely in Pittsburgh, with wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Washington leaving the Steelers this offseason.

While Claypool’s comments may reach a certain limit, Pickens could see decent playing time and it could always result in a great season.