Posted Wed Jul 20th by Jon Heath
Since being drafted second overall in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M, Denver Broncos rookie linebacker Von Miller has been a busy man.
Miller spent time in learning the 4-3 defense and has also worked out with several of his new teammates. The former Aggie has also already chosen to wear jersey #58, in honor of the late, great Derrick Thomas.
Miller’s Madden NFL 12 rating is among the top six rookie rankings, with a 79 overall rating in the popular video game. Needless to say, Bronco fans are anxious to see Miller play in a real game, wearing a Broncos uniform.
The next step: sign an NFL contract.
When the lockout is lifted Denver will have to sign their nine drafted rookies to contracts, preferably before the start of Training Camp. Miller will most likely be the last of Denver’s rookies to sign, settling for much less than Detroit’s
$12.155 million dollar deal, with $9.35 million coming in guaranteed money.
The Broncos would like to sign Miller as quickly as possible so he doesn’t miss any vital practice time with the team. First things first however, the lockout has to be lifted before the team can make any transactions.