Buffalo Bills pick up Iowa State safety Deon Broomfield as undrafted free agent


Jeremiah George may have been the only Iowa State player that was drafted, but he won’t be the only one that has a chance. Shortly after the 2014 draft was completed, it was announced that Deon Broomfield signed with the Buffalo Bills.

Nov 23, 2012; Ames, Iowa, USA; Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Deon Broomfield (26) tackles West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver (81) during the first half at Jack Trice Stadium. West Virginia defeated Iowa State 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Broomfield left the following tweet that was made quickly after learning that the Bills picked him up as an unsigned free agent. It happened five hours after congratulating George on his pick.

The other safeties on the Buffalo Bills include Jim Leonhard and Jonathan Meeks at strong safety and Jairus Byrd, Da’Norris Searcy, and Duke Williams at free safety. Broomfield’s versatility will have him competing for either of those positions, and will also be a special teams candidate.

Broomfield was fourth on the team in total tackles last season (57), improving from his junior campaign of 42. The safety also had an interception, broke up six passes, and forced two fumbles.

That leaves Kirby Van Der Kamp and Jacques Washington as other likely candidates to get picked up as an undrafted free agent, but there’s always a chance that the others can be picked up as well.