​This was a special, special moment. A big-time athlete never forgets the moment in which they got their very first invitation to the professional ranks, and for JuJu Smith-Schuster, that moment was truly memorable for its raw, overflowing emotions. The former USC Trojan, upon learning he was to be taken by Mike Tomlin and the Steelers in the second round of the 2016 draft, simply could not keep it all inside. And ​NFL Films was there to capture it all.

That was beautiful, man!


Still just 22 years old, Smith-Schuster is one of the finest young skill players in the league, and the No. 1 wide receiver in ​Pittsburgh now that Antonio Brown has shipped off to Oakland. But no matter how much he accomplishes in the league in ​2019 and beyond, there will be a place in his heart for these incredible few minutes when it all became real.