No one plays the compensatory picks market like Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome.
No team was awarded more compensatory picks in the 2014 NFL Draft than the Ravens. Because of those free agents lost, Newsome will receive a third-round pick (99th overall), two in the fourth (134th and 138th overall), and one in the fifth (175th overall).
Since the NFL began awarding compensatory picks in 1994, the Ravens have received more (41) than any other NFL franchise.
The picks are determined by a mysterious formula that factors in salary, playing time, postseason honors and whether a team has lost more free agents than they have signed.
While other organizations overpaid for the Ravens' Super Bowl winners, Newsome signed players who were either released (Elvis Dumervil, Chris Canty, Marcus Spears and Michael Huff) or still on the market after June 1 (Daryl Smith).
It's no coincidence that Newsome and Seattle general manager John Schneider are two of the best in business.