Need better reqruirts in the off season in your franchise. No problem. Just go through the recruiting in the offseason and before you start the draft know the names of your recruits. Go to ESPN.Com (the menu option, not the real thing) and go to rookie report.
Here you can alter any incoming player from high school before they get drafted. If you trade who ever's position they'll be taking over for a less used player (try to make it the team with the first draft pick so your guarenteed one player that you can make perfect) and trade.
Start up the draft and take your pick and poof! A star hath cometh!!!!!!