He was drafted by the Eagles in the fifth round (155th overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft. The 6'2", 248 pound tight end, however, played for the Panthers in 1998. That season, Broughton played in 16 games and had six receptions for 142 yards and a touchdown. On September 5, 1999, Broughton was traded to the Eagles and played for the Eagles in 1999 and 2000. In 1999, he played in 16 games and had 26 receptions for 295 yards and four touchdowns. In 2000, he played in seven games and had 12 receptions for 104 yards. In 2001, he signed as a free agent with the Panthers and played for them again, having two receptions for 22 yards in his 14 games played. He was signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bears in 2002. He was later released and signed with the Green Bay Packers in 2003.