Last year’s off-season after the Super Bowl was painful for Ravens fans, but now the team is being rewarded for its troubles and patience in free agency.
At the NFL Owner Meetings today in Orlando, the Baltimore Ravens learned more about their off-season approach in May as they received the league maximum number of compensatory picks possible for free agent losses.
The team received a third (99th overall), two fourth-round (134th, 138 overall), and a fifth-round pick (175th overall).
The picks were rewarded for the losses of DE Paul Kruger (Cleveland), MLB Dannell Ellerbe (Miami), CB Cary Williams (Philadelphia), and FS Ed Reed (Houston) in free agency.
Because the Ravens did not sign any unrestricted free agents in the 2013 off-season, the team was not docked any picks from their total.
DE Elvis Dumervil, DL Chris Canty, DL Marcus Spears, S Michael Huff, and MLB Daryl Smith were all signed after teams cut them or late into training camp.
All-in-all, the Ravens will have eight picks as their disposal in May.
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