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With the NFL having already announced compensatory picks, the order has been officially finalized for the 2018 draft beginning on April 26 in Arlington, Texas.
The Ravens will have a total of eight picks with their lone compensatory pick coming in the sixth round. After making four selections in the first 78 picks of the 2017 draft, general manager Ozzie Newsome has three of the top 83 next month.
There had been a question about whether the Ravens still held their seventh-round selection after acquiring offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom from Arizona last September, but he did not play enough for the conditional seventh-round pick to be surrendered to the Cardinals. The veteran appeared in four games and played just 32 offensive snaps before being cut in October and landing in Washington.
Below is a look at where the Ravens are scheduled to pick:
Round 1: 16th overall
Round 2: 52nd overall
Round 3: 83rd overall
Round 4: 118th overall
Round 5: 154th overall
Round 6: 190th overall
Round 6: 215th overall (compensatory)
Round 7: 238th overall
Just for fun, below is a look at past players selected by the Ravens at each of those spots (or as close as possible) over the years:
16th overall: CB Marlon Humphrey, 2016
Skinny: Humphrey’s selection was met with little enthusiasm last year, but the Alabama product looked the part of a future No. 1 cornerback as a rookie, intercepting two passes and playing in all 16 games.

52nd overall: DE Anthony Weaver, 2002
Skinny: The Notre Dame defensive lineman wasn’t a star, but he collected 14 1/2 sacks and started 54 games over his four seasons with Baltimore before playing three more years with Houston.

83rd overall: WR Devard Darling (82nd), 2004
Skinny: Darling is just one in a long list of failed picks at receiver as he made two receptions in his first three seasons before finally catching 18 passes and three touchdowns with the Ravens in 2007.

118th overall: LB Tyrus McCloud, 1997
Skinny: McCloud showed some early promise and made two starts in place of an injured Ray Lewis in 1998, but he was cut the following year and never played another game in the NFL.
154th overall: LB Ron Rogers, 1998
Skinny: The Georgia Tech product was cut near the end of his first preseason and doesn’t even have a Wikipedia entry, which says all you need to know as he never played in an NFL game.
190th overall: DT Cedric Woodard (191st), 2000
Skinny: Woodard never played a game for the Ravens, but the Texas defensive lineman had a decent NFL run, spending five seasons with Seattle and even started 28 games over that time.

215th overall: WR Justin Harper, 2008
Skinny: A 6-foot-3 wideout from Virginia Tech who stood out in training camps for making some acrobatic plays, Harper never carried that over to games and appeared in just two contests for Baltimore.

238th overall: WR Aaron Mellette, 2013
Skinny: The Ravens hoped they’d found a sleeper in the seventh round after Mellette caught over 300 passes and 44 touchdowns at FCS-level Elon, but he was cut a year later and never appeared in a game.

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