Josh Cohen’s Analysis: Hypothetically, what if teams started from scratch and there was a draft to reconstruct rosters? What would be the draft order?
Here is a relatively limited criterion of what would be assessed:
1) Age and where a player is in his prime (since this is a franchise draft, teams would want to be assured they would have their top picks for a long time before deterioration)
2) Leadership skills (considering this hypothetical draft would focus on the top 20 picks, teams would want to make sure they select someone who can guide others and be reliable in pressure-packed situations)
3) Potential (rather than choose someone who has already reached their ceiling it may be worth siding with a player that has a ton of room to grow)
4) Marketability (selecting a fan favorite helps sell tickets, merchandise and assists in endorsements and global notoriety)
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