Yeah it was a lot like shooting fish in a barrel. They actually really butchered some of those really high picks due to picking for needs instead of the best talent and it backfired on them. O'Rourke at 2 being the best example of that.
Had they not burnt some of those they could have had an even more outrageously strong list.
It also needs to be remembered that they had significantly more startup concessions than Gold Coast did. In particular the mini draft thing, which netted them the picks that they got the likes of Josh Kelly with. Gold Coast didn't get that.
All clubs burn some high picks, not many were absolute spuds. I think even with concessions they did quite well. Carlton had the most first round picks ever assembled in one side last year, lots were their own. Some GWS rejects, players like Days etc.