Ayup. It’s a self-perpetuating cycle. Performing poorly one year is supposed to help improve your lot the next. But teams that suck are often suffering from a lack of talent, and that typically means poor drafting, I.e. they suck at evaluating talent.
Whereas teams like New England, it doesn’t matter where they pick. Part of that goes down to stability and having a GM that understands what the coach needs to win.