“When Manti comes to our locker room, I would make it light, I’d make it fun,” Miller said. “I’d make him comfortable. Everybody gets nailed in the locker room. Everybody gets talked about,” Miller went on. “I was a No. 2 (overall) draft pick when I walked in it was like I was the guy they got off the street. Everybody gets it in the locker room, but as soon as he steps on the field, as soon as he contributes to wins, as soon as he goes out there and plays, the sooner he does that, guys will start to let off him. It doesn’t matter who you are, No. 2 pick, No. 1 pick, or the last guy in the draft. Once you get into an organization and start playing, guys respect your talent. And when he’s out there, guys will start to respect him.”
Given the Broncos’ draft needs, it’s unlikely Te’o will actually end up with the Broncos later this month. But Miller’s message probably cuts across most, if not all, NFL locker rooms.
Let me do my best imitation of Bill Will here: "I could see Te'o with the Broncos if John Elway feels like it would be a potentially good fit at #28."