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Ravens get third-round compensatory pick for losing Kelechi Osemele

Kelechi Osemele signed a five-year, $58.5 million deal with the Raiders as a free agent. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens received a third-round compensatory pick in the 2017 draft for losing All-Pro guard Kelechi Osemele last offseason.

The No. 99 overall selection awarded to the Ravens on Friday is tied for the highest comp pick in team history. The Ravens were given the No. 99 pick in 2008 (for losing linebacker Adalius Thomas) and in 2014 (linebacker Paul Kruger). The Ravens used those extra selections on offensive lineman Oniel Cousins (2008) and tight end Crockett Gillmore (2014).

Only the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers received a higher comp pick than the Ravens. The Dolphins lost defensive end Olivier Vernon in free agency, and the Panthers lost cornerback Josh Norman.

Baltimore, which has been awarded the most compensatory picks since the system began in 1994, received only one this year. The Ravens lost three unrestricted free agents (Osemele, quarterback Matt Schaub and linebacker Courtney Upshaw) and signed two (safety Eric Weddle and tight end Benjamin Watson).

Osemele, a second-round pick of the Ravens in 2012, became the highest-paid guard in the NFL last March when he signed a five-year, $58.5 million deal with the Oakland Raiders. He became a first-team All-Pro and made his first Pro Bowl.

The Ravens replaced Osemele with rookie Alex Lewis, who was taken in the fourth round. Lewis is expected to remain at left guard this season.

The Ravens have been awarded 48 compensatory picks since the system began in 1994. That's 10 more than any other team in the league (the Packers are second with 38).

Compensatory picks can be traded for the first time this year. The Ravens could package the additional third-rounder to move up in the first two rounds.

Here are the Ravens' eight draft picks in the 2017 draft:

First round: No. 16 overall

Second round: No. 47 overall

Third round: Nos. 80 and 99 overall

Fourth round: No. 122 overall

Fifth round: No. 160 overall

Sixth round: No. 201 overall

Seventh round: No. 236 overall