What did the Raiders do with 12th and 19th picks in past NFL Drafts?
1974 – Pick 19: Henry Lawrence, T, Florida A&M
After the horror show that are the two picks at number 12, the number 19 picks get considerably better. The Raiders selected offensive tackle Henry Lawrence from Florida A&M with the 19th pick in 1974 and he is one of the great value picks in team history.
Lawrence went on to start 148 games in a 13-year career, all with the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders. The former Rattler was named to NFL All Pro second team in 1983 and the first team in 1984.
Most notably Lawrence was a member of all three of the Raiders title winning teams, as a backup for Super Bowl XI and starter for Super Bowls XV and XVII. While not as well-known as his other Super Bowl-winning teammates Art Shell and Gene Upshaw, Lawrence was just as vital a player for the Raiders.
After his lengthy career with the Raiders, Lawrence has gone on to a career in music and even ran for Congress in his home state of Florida in 2014. While he has not been quite as successful off the field as he was on it, Lawrence will forever be a Raider legend.