Compensatory picks can be traded in next year’s draft
Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome’s phone just blew up, and he doesn’t know why.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the NFL is expected to allow teams to trade compensatory picks in next year’s draft, which should create more deals during the draft weekend.
In previous years, the picks doled out to compensate for losses in unrestricted free agency couldn’t be dealt, which froze the picks at the end of each round.
But with them liberated, teams might be more apt to package multiple picks to move around, creating even more action.
No team has played the compensatory pick game better than the Ravens, who rarely dip into unrestricted free agency, and consistently develop players that other teams want to sign.