Ravens awarded two compensatory picks in April's Draft

The league announced today that the


were awarded two compensatory pick in April’s

NFL Draft

, a fourth-rounder (130


overall) and a fifth-rounder (169



That leaves the Ravens, who will draft 29


overall, with eight picks. They originally did not have a fourth-rounder after trading it to the

Buffalo Bills

for wide receiver

Lee Evans

last August.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four.

The Ravens’ three primary free agent losses last offseason were guard

Chris Chester

and defensive backs

Josh Wilson

and Dewan Landry.

Last year, the Ravens had two fifth-round compensatory picks and they used them to select defensive end

Pernell McPhee

and cornerback

Chykie Brown


The Ravens have been awarded 33 compensatory picks since 1995, the most in the NFL.