OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The Ravens traded the 29th overall pick in the NFL draft to the Minnesota Vikings, a move that leaves Baltimore without a first-round selection for the second time in three years.
In exchange for the pick, Baltimore received Minnesota's second-round pick - 35th overall - and the Vikings' fourth-rounder (98th overall).
Two years ago, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome received three picks from Denver for the 25th overall pick.
Thursday night's trade supports the assertion before the draft by Eric DeCosta, the team director of player personnel, who said, "We want as many picks as we can get because I think the draft is all about luck. The more picks you have, the better chance you have to get lucky."
When the draft resumes Friday night, Baltimore will pick third.
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