I'm pretty sure the situation wouldn't be much different had we instead taken two of:
Kyle Palmieri, Philippe Paradis, Dylan Olsen, Mikko Koskinen, Landon Ferraro, Carl Klingberg, Chris Brown, Matt Clark, Alex Chiasson, Jakob Silfverberg, Zach Budish, Charles-Olivier Roussel, William Wrenn, Ethan Werek, Brett Ponich, Kenny Ryan, Brian Dumoulin, or Richard Panik.
(All were selected between Schroeder and Rodin in 2009.)
I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest we wait a couple of years before we start labelling Jordan and Anton busts.
Ya, I woudn't label anyone a bust until they are 25. But you have to admit they are trending that way.
Neither has been dominant or stood out at the AHL level and they are approaching 23 years old. Be nice if one of them had showed a little more. These guys were both drafted for their skill and offense, and we haven't seen much of it in lower levels.
I can't answer for all the other players on your list, but the first guy you listed, Palmieri, has put up a point a game in the AHL over the last two years. Better production than Schroeder. There are names you failed to mention as well like O'Reilly and Johannson.
I'm just saying it would be nice if there was some sort of production from these guys that would indicate they are trending in a positive direction towards being offensive contributors. It is really hard to see right now.
Jordan and Anton are not alone. The system doesn't have any forwards in that 20-25 year old age group that looks ready to take the next step as top 6 contributor. I would say Kassian is the closest one, but even he has some serious questions.
Grabner and Hodgson were dealt and none of our other prospects have filled that void to this point.