If I don’t have a player in mind, I do the following in this rough order:
1) Did the team have any special patches (SCF, anniversary, etc) during the years that style is worn? If so, do I want to do it with that patch?
2) Review the roster(s) for the appropriate year(s) (limited to the “special patch” season if I want to do that).
3) I try not to duplicate players, so I eliminate those I already have.
4) Is there a player left that was a favorite of mine? If so, go with that guy.
5) If no favorite player left, go with an enforcer.