Agree, their drafting has been pretty average at times, Cyril, Birchill and Stratton are wins, but considering the number of picks since 06 I doubt that's even league average.
Their real advantage has been through trading and coaching.
I doubt Clarkson had any involvement in the 05 draft, new coaches don't come in and change a strategy thats been worked on for 12 months.
I can't see them coming out of this hole for a 5 plus years. Gibson, Hodge, Burgoyne will be gone in 1-2 years, Roughead not long after and there are no new players with talent until end of 2017 unless they trade well or strike it lucky at the draft table.