Carroll County Times

Ravens awarded four compensatory picks

PHOENIX - The Baltimore Ravens received four compensatory draft picks in this year's NFL draft, the NFL announced Monday.

Baltimore was awarded one pick in the fourth round (130th overall), one in the fifth round (168th overall), one in the sixth round (203rd overall) and one in the seventh round (247th overall).

The Ravens now own 12 picks in next month's draft.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.

Baltimore lost Pro Bowl guard Ben Grubbs, outside linebacker Jarret Johnson, defensive linemen Cory Redding and Brandon McKinney and safeties Tom Zbikowski and Haruki Nakamura to free agency last offseason and added just cornerback Corey Graham and safety Sean Considine.

Wide receiver Jacoby Jones, who the Ravens signed in May after he was cut by the Houston Texans, didn't factor into the formula since he was released by his previous team.