In the video above, Matt Cassel discusses the rookies who stood out to him the most in the first week of the preseason. The former NFL quarterback touches on some of the more impressive rookie QBs, including Washington’s Sam Howell and Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett.
Cassel also highlights some of the players who help the quarterbacks by making plays, including Aidan Hutchinson, the former Michigan Wolverine pass rusher who now finds himself in the Motor City after getting drafted by the Lions No. 2 overall. He was also impressed with the performance of Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Charles Cross.
Lastly, Cassel highlights Pickett’s teammate, George Pickens, the former UGA receiver who finished with three catches and a touchdown last week against Seattle. Cassel believes Pickens will be an important factor in the Steelers’ offense this season.