As the NFL announced their compensatory draft picks for the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, it is time to take a look around the division and see who received picks, who didn't and possibly why.
The Ravens gained 3 additional compensatory draft picks this year. They were given a 4th round selection and two 5th round selections. The Ravens received 3 picks based on their losing Ed Dickson, Corey Graham, James Ihedigbo, Arthur Jones and Michael Oher to free agency, while only gaining Darian Stewart.
The Ravens have gained the most compensatory draft picks since the picks started to be handed out along with free agency. Baltimore has received 44 compensatory picks, which is 9 more than the second place team, the Green Bay Packers.
The Bengals gained 2 additional compensatory draft picks heading into this year's draft. They were granted a 3rd and a 4th round selection. The Bengals were granted those picks based on losing Anthony Collins and Michael Johnson, and not gaining anyone on their roster.
The Bengals are receiving a compensatory pick for Johnson, while Johnson returned to the team via free agency a little over a week ago.
The Steelers gained a 7th round selection in the upcoming 2015 draft, and that selection is their lone compensatory pick this year. They were granted this pick based on losing Ryan Clark, Jerricho Cotchery, Evander Hood, David Johnson, Emmanuel Sanders and Al Woods, while gaining LeGarrette Blount, Michael Mitchell, Arthur Moats and Cam Thomas.
The Steelers now have a total of 8 draft picks entering the NFL Draft.
The Browns were not awarded a compensatory draft pick, and have only been granted 6 compensatory picks since the process began in 1994.