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Simms' Top 40 QBs: No. 39, Kenny Pickett

Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett is the only rookie signal-caller inside of Chris Simms' Top 40 rankings based on his athleticism and mental acumen, but Pickett needs to improve his aggressiveness and big-play abilit...

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