Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! Well you can but it's more like substituting on the fly. The more dominant teams have been able to do that but it takes very good planning and coordination between the coaching staff and the GM. I think you have to look at your roster and plan the longer term strategies of who you'll be replacing within the next couple of year and then draft with an eye towards filling those positions that way whenever you can. Draft the player and let him spend a year or two learning the position playing behind the vet he'll be replacing. If you're good at it the team loses very little when they lose that vet either to retirement or in free agency. The Pack has been masters at this. I see this as a big part of Emery's longer term plans but in order to win now he knows he needs to use vet free agents to at least bring the overall caliber of the team back up to playoff level. So he's doing that along with mixing in draft picks and younger less expensive free agents who may be about ready to break out as core vets. I see his plan and each year he's gotten a little better at doing it. Give him one or two more drafts and I think we'll see a lot more home grown players than we have now.