With the NFL Draft sneaking up on us, the Broncos have some key decisions to make over the next few weeks.

On Monday, former Broncos wide receiver Mike Pritchard joined Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro on Afternoon Drive on Mile High Sports AM 1340 to discuss which direction John Elway should head for the rest of the offseason.

“The Broncos have the luxury of being a deep team. John Elway and the staff have done a great job of building that roster through the draft.” Pritchard said. “Certainly they are in a position to go get the best player available, whichever draft selection they have.”

Elway has found prior success with his draft picks, and having a deep team opens up the door for the Broncos to make a big pick. Rumors have also been swirling about the Broncos possibly trading up in the draft to get a better chance at getting a star player.

On top of the draft worries, the Broncos also have just about $9.1 million in cap space, and a large chunk of that money will end up going to signing draft picks. What Pritchard is worried about, though, getting Von Miller signed to a long-term deal.

“Von miller realizes the Denver Broncos are in a certain situation where they can only pay ‘X’ amount of dollars.”

Currently, the Broncos have placed the franchise tag on Miller, and he is scheduled to make just north of $14 million in the 2016 season. A long-term deal, even on the low end, is likely to raise his cap hit by several million dollars.

“I think they’ll get something done. Something tells me they will meet in the middle. Something tells me John Elway understands this, and he’ll get Von Miller signed up to a long-term deal,” Pritchard said.

Listen to the full discussion in the podcast below.


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