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Ravens receive three compensatory picks for upcoming NFL draft

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The Ravens add a fourth-round and two fifth-round picks.

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The Ravens will have three additional picks to work with in this year's NFL draft.

The Ravens have been awarded three compensatory picks, the NFL announced. One pick will be in the fourth round (136th overall) and two will be in the fifth round (171st and 175th).

There was some debate as to whether the Ravens would get three or four compensatory picks. It looks like losing tight end Ed Dickson to the Panthers in free agency did not do enough to get a seventh-rounder. Dickson signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with Carolina last offseason.

The Ravens top free-agent losses a year ago were Arthur Jones (Colts), Corey Graham (Bills) and Michael Oher (Titans). Oher has since been cut and signed with the Panthers. They also lost James Ihedigbo to the Lions but brought in Darian Stewart who was previously with the Rams.

The Ravens use the compensatory pick system to accrue as many picks as possible in NFL drafts. Since the NFL implemented compensatory picks in 1994, the Ravens have earned the most with 44.