The Ravens have officially received a seventh-round draft pick for the trade that sent left tackle Bryant McKinnie to the Miami Dolphins last season.
McKinnie was traded to the Dolphins in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick last season after the Ravens acquired left tackle Eugene Monroe from the Jacksonville Jaguars for fourth- and fifth-round draft picks.
Because McKinnie started 10 games for the Dolphins, the Ravens were awarded Miami's seventh-round draft pick under the original conditions of the trade. This is what the Ravens had expected to happen at the time of the trade, with McKinnie quickly emerging in Miami as a starter for one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL.
So, getting the seventh-round draft pick doesn't come as a surprise.
The Ravens now have a total of five draft picks, including picks in the first, second, third, sixth and seventh rounds. They are expected to be awarded the maximum four compensatory draft selections next week at the NFL owners' meetings.
The Ravens didn't have a seventh-round draft pick until the conditional draft pick conditions were met for McKinnie because they traded their seventh-round pick to the Indianapolis Colts for center-guard A.Q. Shipley in another conditional trade.
Shipley played in every game for the Ravens, starting nine at left guard after Kelechi Osemele was sidelined with a back injury that required surgery. So, the Colts obtained the Ravens' seventh-round draft pick under the conditions of that trade.
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