Ravens Receive No Comp. Picks

When the NFL announces who will get compensatory picks, don’t expect the Ravens to be on that list.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Categories: Mike Duffy

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The Ravens won’t get any favors from the NFL with regards to 2010 draft picks, as the league did not award them with any compensatory selections.

That’s because the Ravens did such a solid job restocking the roster after losing several former starters to free agency last season, essentially counterbalancing their net losses with signings.

At the owners meetings in Orlando, the league revealed on Monday which teams are awarded the picks, which come based on a formula developed by the NFL Management Council that based on salary, playing time and postseason honors for free agents who sign elsewhere.  Nineteen teams received at least one compensatory pick, and 32 were assigned in total.

The Ravens lost linebacker Bart Scott, center Jason Brown, quarterback Kyle Boller and safety Jim Leonhard.  Defensive tackle Marques Douglas also left, but he was released by the team.

Baltimore then added center Matt Birk, cornerbacks Domonique Foxworth and Chris Carr, and tight end L.J. Smith to make up for the departures.  

The maximum number of compensatory picks a club can receive is four, which the Ravens received in 2008, and teams cannot trade them.