Ravens trade out of the first round for fifth time in seven years

The Ravens have traded their first-round draft pick in four of the past six years and they did it again Thursday night.

The Ravens traded out of the first round, giving up their 29th overall pick to the Minnesota Vikings. In return, the Ravens receive the 35th and 98th overall picks.

Here’s a look at what they have done in Round 1 in every draft since 2006.

2011: After a trade with the Chicago Bears was botched, the Ravens took Jimmy Smith at No. 27.
2010: They traded their pick to Denver for three picks, netting them linebacker Sergio Kindle and tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta. The Broncos selected some guy named Tim Tebow.
2009: The Ravens traded up three spots to No. 23 and selected offensive tackle Michael Oher.
2008: Baltimore traded the No. 8 pick to Jacksonville for the 26th pick. Later they swapped picks with Houston to move up to No. 18. There the Ravens drafted Delaware quarterback Joe Flacco.
2007: This was the last time the Ravens picked 29th. They stood pat and took guard Ben Grubbs.
2006: The Ravens moved up one pick -- No. 13 to No. 12 -- and selected defensive tackle Haloti Ngata. All it took to flop spots with the rival Cleveland Browns was a sixth-round pick.


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