Last season, the Ravens lost WR Mike Wallace and C Ryan Jensen to free agency. Now, the team receives a third-round compensatory pick for the loss of Jensen.
And in other news...— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 22, 2019
NFL awarded compensatory draft picks today - Patriots and Rams each received two third-round picks. The full list, per sources: pic.twitter.com/NDYBU01WKA
Mike Wallace did qualify for the compensatory selection, even with the Philadelphia Eagles’ GM Howie Roseman attempting to get creative with his contract to bypass the deal. Due to Wallace’s signing, the Eagles will receive only one sixth-round compensatory selection instead of two. Wallace would have brought a seventh-round compensatory pick to the Ravens, but he missed the cutoff by a single spot.
Mike Wallace did indeed qualify for the formula, mandating that the Eagles get only one 6th, not two.— Nick Korte (@nickkorte) February 22, 2019
He has to be the player the Ravens would have gotten a 7th for, but appears to just miss the cutoff at 33rd on the list.
Like I said, this is great news for the Ravens. Acquiring an extra third-round pick, in a draft without their second-round pick as part of the Lamar Jackson trade, is a great pick-up. DeCosta gets to look over the Top 100 prospects list and see if anybody falls a few spots further than expected. They can go after another player or build another trade to jump up or drop down if they desire, seeing as trading comp picks was allowed in 2017.