Yup. Not as big of a deal in the NFL because great players come from all different points in the draft. It's far from an exact science. But they were given selection priority, made the right choices, and improved. I don't really have a big problem with this. It makes the league as a whole better and sort of insures that every fan's team will have a chance (not a guarantee, but the oppurtunity) to get better. Otherwise, what are you left with? A 100 years of "there's always next year"? It's not as if our leagues schedule "Well, the Bills will win it this year, the Cowboys next year, and well, the Cardinals have been bad for a while... we'll give it to them." It just gives teams options and chances to get better should they choose wisely. The good teams stay good for a majority of the time, usually with 1-2 "rebuilding seasons" every 4-5 years, then immediately jumping back to competitiveness (see: Ravens). For as much drama as there is in relegation battle, I don't think anyone can argue with how great the last season was for the Saints in the NFL? From 2nd worst to 4th best in one season. And hell, their best rookie they picked up in the 7th round of the draft. It was an amazing season for them, as entertaining to me (not a Saint fan) as any relegation/promotion battle.