The Ravens drafted offensive tackle Rick Wagner in 2013 with a fifth-round compensatory selection. He was a three-year starter for them before he departed last March to sign a lucrative free-agent deal with the Detroit Lions. Less than a year later, the Ravens were compensated for his departure, but not in the way they had hoped. Despite speculation that the Ravens would receive an extra third-round pick for their 2017 free-agent losses, they were awarded just a sixth rounder in the 2018 draft. The NFL divvied out its compensatory selections Friday and the Ravens got only the one additional pick. With the extra sixth rounder at No. 215 overall, the Ravens have eight total picks in April’s draft. Barring any trades, the Ravens will have one pick in each of rounds one, two, three, four, five and seven and the two selections in the sixth. This draft is a crucial one for the organization as the Ravens have missed the playoffs in three consecutive years and badly need help on offense.
Ravens receive sixth-round compensatory pick, not third rounder they hoped for after losing Wagner
Baltimore Sun | Feb 24