Former Cyclones sign to NFL as undrafted free agents

Nov 3, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones defensive end Jhaustin Thomas (8) intercepts a tipped pass between the Oklahoma Sooners defense at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

A pair of former Cyclones have signed deals as undrafted free agents into the NFL. Cornerback Jomal Wiltz has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and defensive lineman Jhaustin Thomas signed with the Indianapolis Colts, according to the school.

Wiltz recorded 49 tackles, two of them for loss, nine pass breakups and two interceptions during his senior season for the Cyclones. He was an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection.

Thomas recorded 23 tackles, 9.5 of them for loss, three sacks, seven quarterback hurries and an interception this past season for Iowa State. He was named second team All-Big 12.

This post will be updated with any further signings.

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