Sorting The Roster Nos 66-69 Fighting for Stick

The formula is not too scientific and combines talent, salary, importance of the position, depth at the position, and, for young players, draft position

In addition to the rankings, we hope you learn something about the 89 players who will be practicing with the team on July 27

Four players from last year's team return in our sixth installment, all of whom played sparingly

Thirty players earned playing time on defense. Heflin was the only player to play fewer snaps

Abdullah Anderson, another defensive lineman, was promoted three times from the practice squad and played 49 snaps

Heflin had no scholarship offers following his career at Erie-Prophetstown High School in Prophetstown, Illinois

"Many people don't watch football in that area," Heflin said during training camp on Aug. 23.

Having to overcome this obstacle wouldn't have made me work as hard to get where I am today, so I wouldn't change it