NFL Draft by the numbers

NFL Draft by the numbers
May 7, 2014, 11:00 am
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Assuming they make no deal to move up or down, the Ravens will have the 17th overall pick in the NFL Draft when it begins on Thursday night. It will be the Ravens' highest pick since 2006, when they took Haloti Ngata with the 12th overall pick.

The Ravens enter the draft with eight picks. They have four of their original seven picks, having traded their seventh-rounder to Indianapolis last year for A.Q. Shipley, and their fourth- and fifth-round picks to Jacksonville for Eugene Monroe. But added to their four remaining picks are four compensatory picks, in the third, fourth (two picks) and fifth rounds.

Here are some other key numbers related to the Ravens and the NFL Draft, which begins with Round 1 on Thursday night and continues Friday night (Rounds 2-3) and Saturday afternoon (rounds 4-7):

0: Running backs selected in the first round last season. Running backs had never been shut out in the first round before, but it is expected to happen again this year.

2: Times the Ravens have traded out of the first round on the night of the draft. It happened in 2010 and again in 2012. The Ravens also dealt away their 2004 first-round pick, but that was during the 2003 draft.

7: Players the Ravens have drafted from the University of Oklahoma. The Sooners rank as the Ravens' most common source of draft talent, followed by Alabama (6) and Miami (6).

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10: Minutes each team has to make a selection in the first round. Teams have seven minutes to make a second-round pick, and five minutes for each pick in rounds 3 to 7.

17: Pro Bowl players drafted by the Ravens since 1996. That is tied for fifth-most in the league behind the Packers (21), the 49ers (20), the Chiefs (19) and the Patriots (19).

20: Wide receivers the Ravens have drafted, the most common position selected. That is followed by safety (13), tackle (12), cornerback (12), outside linebacker/defensive end (12) and linebacker (12).

41: Compensatory picks the Ravens have received since the compensatory system was established in 1994. That is the most in the league.

98: Underclassmen who made themselves eligible for the draft, the most ever. That includes South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins.

180: Players that assistant general manager Eric DeCosta identified as draftable in this year's class. DeCosta said in some years, they classify 140 or 150 players as draftable, but this is considered one of the deepest draft classes ever.

256: Total number of players that will be drafted. The Houston Texans will select 'Mr. Irrelevant' with the final pick of the seventh round.