Scout players based on talent and what the bring to the table.
The Dolphins are notorious for drafting players based on emotions and media hype.
Amari Copper will be a future NFL superstar!
Do Miami need to.... WTF are the grammar police.
I'd certainly keep this in the back of my mind. Not as a guideline but as a tiebreaker. When in doubt, default to the playmaker from the premier conference.
I remember thinking about this in recent seasons, that the Dolphins likely would have drafted much better if they simply edged toward the SEC, Pac 10 and the local Canes. I'm a big Pac 10 (now 12) booster. Underrated league. I can't believe how many easterners knock that league. The SEC certainly wouldn't win every title game if the opponent were from the Pac 12. In fact, they've been fortunate to dodge a few meetings.
Posters in this thread are looking at this the wrong way, IMO. Instead of listing the SEC players who flopped for us, imagine if we'd slanted in that direction repeatedly. Guys we never considered might be making plays on this roster.
As a gambler I'll often finish making all my system plays and then scan the board. If I notice three excellent teams sitting there that I have no involvement with, I'll bet them as a lot. Amazing how it will go 2 for 3 more often than 1 for 3. Same thing if three top YPPA Differential teams are sitting there, or three college teams with great pass defense. Do the right thing and you are rewarded.
Doing the right thing excludes taking a 5th year senior running back with the second pick. Having that guy's name all but absent from this site is one of the joys of Finheaven right now.