Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com expects the Baltimore Ravens to receive the maximum four compensatory picks in this year’s NFL Draft.
According to Hensley, the Ravens should receive compensatory picks for the losses of S Ed Reed, OLB Paul Kruger, ILB Dannell Ellerbe and CB Cary Williams. Hensley’s “best-case scenario” for Baltimore would be getting a third-round pick for Kruger, two fourth-round picks for Ellerbe and Williams, and a fifth-round selection for Reed.
However, Hensley also provides a “worst-case” scenario as well that includes the Ravens receiving two fourth-round picks to go along with a fifth and seventh-round pick for the four players.
The NFL uses a complicated equation to determine compensatory picks that’s based on the size of the contract, as well as playing time for the new team, so we’ll have to wait for confirmation from the league before knowing exactly how many picks each team will receive.