Ravens, Falcons get four compensatory picks

Not to be lost in the discussion of the Ravens’ recent free-agent losses: they went through the same thing last offseason.

In 2012, the Ravens lost offensive guard Ben Grubbs, outside linebacker Jarret Johnson and four other contributors in free agency. On the other side of the ledger, Baltimore added safety Sean Considine and cornerback Corey Graham — players best known, to that point, for their special-teams work.

Well, Graham ended up being much more than a coverage ace. His play on defense was a revelation, a boost to the secondary after corner Lardarius Webb left the lineup. And while the Ravens could have used some of the players they had lost in the offseason . . . well, Baltimore managed pretty well in the end.

Moreover, the Ravens will get some 2013 draft picks for their troubles. The NFL announced Monday that Baltimore will receiver four compensatory selections in April’s draft. Only the Falcons, who lost four free agents and signed none, will get as many compensatory selections.

Per NFL rules, a maximum of four compensatory picks can be awarded to a team for their net free-agent losses in a given offseason. Compensatory picks are distributing using a metric tied to playing time, salary and postseason awards garnered by the departed free agents. Compensatory selections cannot be traded.

The highest compensatory selection will go to Houston (Round Three, No. 95 overall), which lost Mario Williams to Buffalo last March. The Chiefs (No. 96) and Titans (No. 97) also received third-round selections.

Here’s the complete rundown of 2013 compensatory picks:

Atlanta Falcons (four picks): one fourth-rounder (No. 133), three seventh-rounders (Nos. 243, 244, 249).

Baltimore Ravens (four): one fourth-rounder (No. 130), one-fifth-rounder (No. 168), one sixth-rounder (No. 203), one seventh-rounder (No. 247).

Tennessee Titans (three): one third-rounder (No. 97), one sixth-rounder (No. 202), one seventh-rounder (N0. 248).

San Francisco 49ers (three): one fourth-rounder (No. 131), two seventh-rounders (Nos. 246, 252).

Houston Texans (two): one third-rounder (No. 95), one sixth-rounder (No. 201).

Kansas City Chiefs (two): one third-rounder (No. 96), one sixth-rounder (No. 2o4).

Detroit Lions (two): one fourth-rounder (No. 132), one seventh-rounder (No. 245).

Miami Dolphins (two): one fifth-rounder (No. 166), one seventh-rounder (No. 250).

Cincinnati Bengals (two): two seventh-rounders (Nos. 240, 251).

Seattle Seahawks (two): two seventh-rounders (Nos. 241, 242).

Green Bay Packers (one): a fifth-rounder (No. 167).

Oakland Raiders (one): a sixth-rounder (No. 205).

Pittsburgh Steelers (one): a sixth-rounder (No. 206).

Philadelphia Eagles (one): a seventh-rounder (No. 239).

New York Giants (one): a seventh-rounder (No. 253).

Indianapolis Colts (one): a seventh-rounder (No. 254).

50 responses to “Ravens, Falcons get four compensatory picks

  1. It’s something you never really think of during the year……maybe an idea for PFT, once or twice during the season write a quick article on players who might give their past teams a good compensation pick…….

    I guess it’s half a reason to root for players you lost

  2. And Ozzie has 12 picks! Time to RELOAD!!! This Ravens team will be dramatically different – younger, faster, and just as mean as ever!!!!

  3. Maybe I missed something, but why do the Texans get a pick THIS year for losing Mario Williams LAST year? Are the picks given out a year later or something?

  4. does anybody else find it funny that the redskins didn’t receive any comp picks for Carlos rogers last year or this seeing as how last year he was all pro for san Fran

  5. How do the Chargers lose Vincent Jackson and get zero compensatory picks? He signed for 55 mil – 11 mil a season, had 72 receptions for 1384 yards and 8 tds. That seems like it should be worth a 3rd to me. Who is in charge of determining compensatory picks?!? – because that seems pretty sketchy.

  6. The Falcons only lost Curtis Lofton the run-stopping Benedict Arnold 2 down linebacker who slummed down to the Saints so getting 4 picks seem a bit much. Not complaining but returner Eric Weems & oldies James Sanders and Bentley driving Kelvin Hayden were of no value to the new coordinators brought on early 2012. Congrats Vance Walker you played hard.

  7. Wow..don’t get it..everyone said the Jets had a mad “Rex-odus” but got nothing. Could the media have been that wrong about the Jets losing so much talent on their 6-10 team?

  8. Houston, the good news was that you got a good draft pick for someone that missed 12 games (and they said Mario Williams gone would be BAD for Houston).

    The bad news is that you lost Glover Quin and James Casey, didn’t replace Connor Barwin, Kevin Walter, or Justin Forsett yet, and have not signed Shaun Phillips (ex-Wade Phillips player)!!!

    Get a move on things!!!

  9. As a Redskin Fan i enjoyed Beating the Ravens with a backup Quarterback…it was easy as cake..wait till RG3 is back…however the truth remains with me i could care less about your Superbowl you lost to a Back up….He mictuated on your Rug….He just Jizzed on your Rug Man….He Took a Lap on Your Rug….He Whizzed on your Rug….

  10. The Oz with another 4 picks?! Wow, to those who don’t know, here is a list of 4th round or later draft picks Ozzy has made that have had a significant role for the ravens and or other teams in the nfl in their career: Brandon Stokley, EDwin Mulitalo, Adalius Thomas, Ed Hartwell, Chester Taylor, Jaret Johnson, Ovie Mughelli, Aubrayo Franklin, Tony Pashos, Jason Brown, Dawan Landry, Sam Koch, Laron McClain, Dennis Pitta, Aurthor Jones, Parnell McPhee, Chyke Brown and Geno Gradkowski, not bad for 17 drafts ehh?

  11. Hey guys, you do a great job. Can you add all of the names of the players that teams lost for the comp picks they received? Thanks!

  12. I think Mara will retroactively revise the formula to strip the Eagles of their compensatory pick.

  13. So Ozzie gets 12 picks this year and 4 additional next year???? Ummm yeah. Another SuperBowl coming soon to Baltimore.

    World Champs. Best Franchise in the League.

    Yes the World Champion Ravens.

    Good night Steeler fans 🙂

  14. That 4th rounder is going to be huge for the Lions. As well as free agency has gone, we still have some serious holes on both lines.

  15. Is it me or is this list a little suspect. Atlanta 4 picks? San Fran 3? Giants 1? I can understand Baltamore since they were crushed in free agency but the others seem very suspect. How about the Redskins? 36million not enough to take? San Fran has 14 picks in the draft already and Atlanta hasn’t really lost anyone of real value. Neither have the giants.

    And yes I’m a Redskins fan and still fired up about the deduction of cap. Yes I think the skins tried to work the system, but they still didn’t break any “rules”.

  16. FANTASTIC…Ozzie will run wild with a total of TWELVE picks in April. That’s seven of our original picks…a 6th for Anquan Boldin from San Francisco plus the 4 extra ones we got today. And the Patriots have FIVE…bwaahaahaahaa.

    Ozzie will DESTROY the competition. He can trade up and not miss a beat. The RELOADING has only begun. The Superbowl will land in Baltimore next year AGAIN.

    And the Steelers got ONE 6th rounder…bwaahaahaahaa

  17. So in the draft order on NFL.com they have both the Chiefs and Jags listed at #170 at the top of the 6th round, which puts the rest of the draft order off by one pick and only going to 253 picks. I thought it was always 254 picks.

  18. Trust in Ozzie.

    remember when we drafted jarret Johnson, Stokley, Mulitalo, Hartwell, and Pitta in the 4th round? Not to mention the other ratbirds later in the deck.

    2 rings, 10 years, 1000 suck its.

  19. In Gene we burst.

    How can we be the worst team and still have no compensatory picks? we are the perineal worst team in the league and have top 10 draft picks year after year. If one of the pick was a star he would have signed a multi million dollar contract to the tune of Mario Williams and that should have fetched us a compensatory pick. If you have a GM who has no clue what he is doing, that’s what would happen.

    Life sucks when your team sucks.

  20. I bet the Ravens are PO’d that they didnt get a 3rd ronder for losng Grubbs, he was a Pro Bowler right ?

  21. The NFL needs to take a page out of the MLB’s playbook and cut down on the compensation picks. A 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th to the defending Super Bowl champs? I don’t think they were hurt that much by losing their Free-Agents last year.

  22. Glad to see the Kansas City Chiefs on the list…Been awhile since I seen them on the list.

    The extra 3rd round draft pick will make up for the 2nd round draft pick they sent to the 49ers for Alex Smith

  23. And the Saints get screwed again. Never get any free pics whats that like 10 years in a row??

  24. Whether you like him or not, the thought of Ozzie Newsome getting four more picks is scary. He also makes a pretty good living with undrafted free agents, especially LBs. I can think of Ellerbe, McClain, and Bart Scott to start.

  25. No one picked up as much value in compensatory picks as the Ravens. Question: Can your front office be as effective as Oz and Co.? Answer: no

  26. Since 1997, the first year the Ravens were eligible to received compensatory picks, they’ve received 37 picks. That is more than any other team in the league. Think about it: that’s like 5 extra drafts full of mid- to late-round players in a 16 year period. Absolutely, you have to pick the right players, but when you can cast such a wide net, you significantly increase your odds of finding a diamond in the rough.

  27. I never knew 2 rings in 12 years was a huge deal, I guess the 3 rings in 4 years for the pats or the 2 rings in 4 years for the steelers and the giants(I think it was the same span)is nothing in comparison. Face it raven fans your 2 rings doesn’t mean anything in the totals(packers with a total of 13 titles. And don’t bring up that stuff about being a expansion team 17 years ago, you already had a full team of players, you didn’t have to do an expansion draft. Be prepared for a lack of offense without Flacco’s safety net. You barely beat the browns, split with the steelers(against 2 backups), and split with the bungles. If it wasn’t for ray rice in SD your playoff run may very well not even happen.

  28. About the comment that Redskins beat the Ravens with their back up QB. I can’t even remember what week that was, I think it is time to strive for something a little higher in Washington. Besides, Steeler fans have been using that one on us for months, its even getting a little tiresome to them.

    These were for last year’s losses right? I can’t wait to see what happens with next year’s compensatory picks.

  29. Ravens always draft well and get comp picks because they let stupid franchises over pay for guys like PAUL FREAKING KRUGER! None of its rigged, its common sense! Ozzie gets the most comp picks because he constantly drafts and resurrects players careers. Its a culture in baltimore. hate if you want, but you cant deny it. He drafts good players that get big pay days. The fact that they’re competitive year in and out is even more proof of ozzies savvy. Hate if you will, but dont let the hate make you blind and stupid. That just doesnt make sense.

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