Ravens get two compensatory picks

It's been two years since the Ravens have been awarded a compensatory pick.

This time around, they received two of them.

The NFL announced today that the Ravens have been given two compensatory selections in this year's draft, both of which are fifth-rounders.

Baltimore will get the 164th and 165th picks in April's draft, giving them nine total selections overall.

The picks were handed out because the Ravens lost defensive end Dwan Edwards and defensive tackle Justin Bannan to free agency last year. The Ravens have now been given 31 compensatory picks since 1995, the most in the NFL.

Compensatory picks cannot be traded, so it's a guarantee that for the second straight year, the Ravens will have back-to-back selections in the fifth round. Last year, Baltimore took wide receiver David Reed and defensive tackle Arthur Jones with consecutive fifth-round picks.

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