Thursday, March 20, 2014
Ravens get 7th-rounder in McKinnie trade
By Jamison Hensley
The Baltimore Ravens received a seventh-round draft pick from the Miami Dolphins in last season's trade for offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, the team announced Thursday.
The Ravens sent McKinnie to the Dolphins on Oct. 21 for a conditional late-round pick after they replaced him in the starting lineup with Eugene Monroe. McKinnie made 10 starts last season for the Dolphins.
It's still amazing that the Ravens were able to get anything for McKinnie, who struggled mightily for the Ravens in five starts last season. In his final game with the Ravens, McKinnie allowed Joe Flacco to get hit from behind, which led to an interception being returned for a touchdown.
This additional pick essentially replaces the seventh-round selection that the Ravens traded to the Indianapolis Colts last offseason for center-guard A.Q. Shipley. The Ravens now have five draft picks, one each in the first, second, third, sixth and seventh rounds. Baltimore is expected to receive four compensatory picks, which will be announced at next week's owners meetings.
Here are the Ravens' seventh-round picks since 2008: running back Allen Patrick (2008), running back Anthony Allen (2011), defensive end DeAngelo Tyson (2012), wide receiver Aaron Mellette (2013), cornerback Marc Anthony (2013). Only Tyson and Mellette are still with the Ravens.