Ravens expected to receive four compensatory picks

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Reports indicate that the NFL will announce the award of Compensatory Draft picks for 2013 at some point on Monday.

Based on their free agent losses last offseason, the Ravens are expected to receive four (4) Compensatory Draft picks for the next month’s NFL draft.

This would push the team’s total number of draft picks to 12, including the team’s 7 regular draft picks and “undisclosed” draft pick (per the official NFL transaction report) from San Francisco for Anquan Boldin.

Compensatory Draft picks are awarded to teams that suffer a net loss of Unrestricted Free Agents (UFAs), although in some rare occasions teams that have lost and gained the same number of UFAs are awarded a 7th round Comp pick.

Under the Comp pick rules, the maximum number of Compensatory Draft Picks a team is permitted receive is four and Comp picks are awarded at the end of rounds 3-7.

This past offseason, six of the Ravens’ Unrestricted Free Agents were signed by other clubs to qualifying contracts. Those six players will be matched up against two Unrestricted Free Agent signings by the Ravens (CB Corey Graham ~ Bears and Sean Considine ~ Arizona) to net out to four Comp picks.

It is possible that Considine may not qualify in the evaluation, but that designation is a moot point anyway, since the maximum number of comp picks awarded to any individual team is four.

Last offseason, the Ravens lost G Ben Grubbs (Saints), LB Jarret Johnson (Chargers), S Tom Zbikowski (Colts), S Haruki Nakamura (Panthers), DE Cory Redding (Colts) and DT Brandon McKinney (Colts).

Players cut by the Ravens (Chris Carr), players signed after being cut by that player’s old team (WR Jacoby Jones ~ Texans) or signed after June 1st (G Bobbie Williams) do not count toward the compensatory pick calculation.

Based on the history of past Comp picks awards, it is likely that the Ravens will receive 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th round Comp picks, although, it is possible that the Comp pick for Grubbs could possibly end up being a 3rd rounder, instead of a 4th.

8 Raves on “Ravens expected to receive four compensatory picks

  1. Tgun42 on said:

    Another 4 picks can be very leveraging in a deep draft. Hopfully we can bundle some of those picks to move up into the early part of the second or middle part of the first to get a LT, MLB and Saftey.

  2. Ravcolt on said:

    The best thing about compensatory picks is Ozzie can’t trade them..the more the better. Draft picks are gold nuggets that needed to be treated as such.

  3. Jerry M on said:

    Well there you have it folks. NOW CAN WE STOP ACTING LIKE OUR TEAM IS DEAD and just have faith. I mean come on man we have plenty of chances to fix and even make our team STRONGER with free Agents and 12 or more draft picks. We are gonna be a force to be recon witt. Just watch

  4. Kevin in Warrenton VA on said:

    I think this opinion is very optimistic. I doubt the Ravens receive 4 draft picks right after winning the Superbowl, let a lone a 3rd rounder (that would be considered a travesty by every other team).
    We will be lucky to get 3.
    We have seen optimistic projections on compensatory picks like this before only to be disappointed with the reality. Brace yourself for 3 comp picks 1-4th, a 6th and 7th….

    • John on said:

      No chance, compesatory picks have nothing to do with how you end the season. It takes into consideration the amount of the deal a UFA signs and how much playing time they have throughout the season, there are other factors but these are the big deciding factors. It is not a question if the Ravens get 4 picks, they are getting 4 picks although the round designations are up in the air. As a fan I hope they get a 3rd for Grubbs but they will get at least a 4th. Worst case scenario we are looking at a 4, 6, 6, 7.

  5. John on said:

    We should be seeing some huge compestory picks next season with the monster deals that Kruger and Ellerbe signed. Also Cary WIlliams and possibley Reed… If the Ravens sign Dumerville (please please please, fingers crossed) he would not count against the Ravens as far as compesatory picks becuase he was released by Denver.

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