Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Raiders' 10 picks: Round 5/140 -- Ben Heeney, LB, 6-0, 231, Kansas...Heeney, an All-Big 12 performer for the Jayhawks, had a nose for the ball and led his team in tackles. He started as an inside linebacker, but as a former prep standout running back, has good athleticism and can play outside as well and on special teams. - The Sports Xchange
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08/29/17 - LB Ben Heeney remains on the non-football injury list with an ankle injury sustained in Week 4 last season.
08/17/17 - LB Ben Heeney remained on the non-football injury list with an ankle injury and did not practice during training camp.
08/01/17 - LB Ben Heeney is on the non football injury list because of an ankle injury.
10/05/16 - LB Ben Heeney (ankle) was placed on injured reserve.
10/04/16 - LB Ben Heeney, who played eight snaps on defense and 23 on special teams, has an ankle injury that will likely sideline him for the season.
09/19/16 - MLB Ben Heeney had a rough game, especially in pass coverage, and was replaced by Cory James in the fourth quarter.
05/31/16 - LB Ben Heeney is getting work with the Raiders' first team as an undersized but active middle linebacker with Malcolm Smith out due to an undisclosed injury. Smith played the most snaps of anyone on the Raiders defense a year ago.
12/14/15 - LB Ben Heeney played 43 snaps and had seven tackles and a tackle for loss.
11/30/15 - LB Ben Heeney played only 18 snaps after getting 38 the previous week against Detroit.
08/16/15 - LB Ben Heeney led the Raiders in tackles, continuing a training camp that looks as if he is ready to play sooner, rather than later. Heeney is a fourth-round pick out of Kansas.
"It was a little nerve-wracking at first, but once I got settled in and got out there, it was better," Heeney said.
Del Rio has been complimentary of Heeney's play since camp began, and the first preseason game was no different.
"That's what we see in practice every day," Del Rio said. "He flies around. He's very, very active. His speed showed up."