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Pickens: I've only shown 80% of what I can do

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens believes the world still hasn't seen him at his absolute best.

"I'd probably say 80%," Pickens told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Jason Mackey when asked how much of his ability fans have seen. "I can only go off of how the quarterback plays. I can thrive more. … The yardage showed it. I should have made the Pro Bowl (last season)."

Pickens was the Steelers' leading receiver last season, catching 63 passes for 1,140 yards and five touchdowns. However, he endured inconsistent quarterback play with Kenny Pickett, Mitch Trubisky, and Mason Rudolph all taking snaps.

Pickens will have a new quarterback group this season with the additions of Russell Wilson and Justin Fields. He'll also have a new offensive coordinator in Arthur Smith. Plus, Pickens has become the undisputed No. 1 target following the trade of veteran receiver Diontae Johnson.

"I feel like it can benefit a lot," Pickens said about the offensive changes. "With this type of mindset or scheme, my job is to just get open."

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