Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Frisman Jackson spoke exclusively to Nick Farabaugh of Steelers Now. The pair discussed how the Steelers can create explosive plays as a unit, the growth of Chase Claypool, and where rookie George Pickens is headed.
Claypool, 23, has recently set tongues wagging and keyboards pounding by declaring he wants to be a top-three receiver in the NFL. Last season, Claypool pulled in 59 catches on 105 targets, for 860 yards. The third-year receiver from Notre Dame has 121 career catches but figures to be an invaluable asset for whoever takes the snaps this season for the Steelers.
Pickens was the Steelers’ second-round pick (52nd overall) last month. Multiple draft experts called George Pickens the best WR in the draft. The 6-foot-4 target won the National Championship with Georgia. In college, he had 90 career catches and 14 touchdowns.
The Steelers offense is in flux this season after Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement. Mitch Trubisky was signed as the presumptive starter, but Pitt QB Kenny Pickett fell to the Steelers in the first round.
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Frisman Jackson and Nick Farabaugh: