To see Broomfield in person, scouts tell me it isn't difficult to understand why. They question if he's really the 5-10, 180 pounds that he's listed as by Mississippi State, but it is a few other numbers that are equally important to keep in mind with him -- nine career interceptions, three of which he's returned for touchdowns.
After redshirting in 2008, Broomfield began his Mississippi State career with a bang, intercepting six passes and earning Freshman All-American honors despite the fact that he only started three games on the season. He emerged as a starter opposite Banks a year later, intercepting three more passes and proving much more willing in run support than his size would indicate (52, including 4.5 for loss).
A hand injury last season contributed to his not recording an interception in 2011 but he still posted 59 tackles, including five for loss and a sack while also breaking up five passes.