Sure, the MLS SuperDraft loses some of its luster given teams turning to young foreign talent or filling out their roster by bringing up players from their own academies.
That doesn't mean there aren't good, young players to be had through the draft, or teams that could use the help.
So let's take a look at a few teams who are in serious need of a team makeover, and the young blood that might help them achieve greater success in 2012.
New England Revolution
After finishing last in the Eastern Conference last season—and with a multitude of team needs—the team should be focused on selecting the best player left on the board.
My guess is they'll add whichever of the two stud forwards that fall to them, UCLA's Chandler Hoffman or Akron's Darren Mattocks, and be quite happy with the selection.
With two picks in the top 12 selections of the first round, Toronto has the opportunity to add some much-needed depth to their squad heading into 2012.
UConn center back Andrew Jean-Baptiste will fill a glaring need for the squad with the fourth pick, and with pick No. 12 the team will look to pick the top midfielder on the board, such as Greg Jordan, Nick DeLeon or even Kelyn Rowe if he drops that far.
After a disappointing finish to the season that saw the team miss the playoffs, the squad will look to address its need for a goal-scoring forward in the draft.
With the seventh pick, Maryland forward Casey Townsend fits the bill and would serve as the perfect complement to Chris Pontius, Dwayne De Rosario and Andy Najar.