Lady Luck can change teams' fortunes

Updated: April 20, 2005, 1:59 PM ET
By Randy Mueller | ESPN Insider
Sound planning and judgment along with the use of innate evaluation skills are great ingredients that will give teams an excellent chance of succeeding on draft day. Sometimes, though, the best-laid plans can be helped by a little luck, as well.

From past experience, I can assure you there will be plenty of general managers and head coaches walking around with a rabbit's foot or a four-leafed clover in a pocket somewhere.

After days and weeks spent on the road, countless hours of watching tapes and discussion ad nauseam, we all think we know what's going to happen. It doesn't always go according to plan, and here is what I mean.

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