If you aren't being sarcastic, I think we have ample evidence that picking high in a draft is not good enough to change the direction of a team. In fact, evidence of this exists within the NW division.
No I wasn't being sarcastic, I was describing more of how good it looks on paper. Overall I do agree with you.
I don't get all the flames optimism. They are a team that should be looking to rebuild and their two top horses have lost an edge... Or two. The rest of their team is not terrible but not really great, probably a bit better then their records show but still a 9-12 place team