Hayden, you did a great job. I agree with much of it. Guys I like a lot include Allen Robinson, Cooks, Mettenberger, West, Moncrief, Sefarian-Jenkins, Zack Martin, Billy Turner, Skov, Shazier, Van Noy, the guard from Canada (based on reports of course), Mewhort, Daniel McCullers, and Schofield.
Personally, I think Miami needs a move guard, a tackle, a lb who can diagnose, a big d tackle, a power running back, and a red zone target. I'd love to come out of the draft with that grocery list and my player list sort of follows that to a large extent.
Having said all that, what I really believe in is best player available. And if that guy is Cooks, so be it. Take him. It's a mistake to take a pedestrian right tackle in the first round over a difference maker like Cooks. Look at Cooks' hips and quickness in a phone booth. He can get open on a dime, not necessarily just with long speed but with sharp quickness. He is a rare talent and a difference maker. You can still get a tackle in the second or third round like Mewhort or Schofield or James and a guard like Turner or the kid from Canada.
I was watching the show Caught in the Draft on NFL Network for the year 1994. The KC Chiefs under Carl Peterson were on the clock and the program let us look under the tent. The Chiefs with Carl and Marty Schottenheimer and others in their brass had complete tunnel vision for a running back. With the benefit of hindsight you could see they were selecting between a series of uninspired mediocrities. They picked Greg Hill. He was out of the league in a few years.
If you stick to BPA as a GM you will come out smelling like a rose because you can point to your track record of good picks over time. It would be idiotic for Miami to force feed a positional need over a better player. Besides, the delta between a right tackle you'd get at 19 and one you'd get at 50 is so marginal it won't make a difference in wins and losses whereas a Cooks for instance could be a true difference maker.
This team has so many holes and lacks so many good players, while this us such an unusually deep draft, this may be an ideal draft to trade down a couple of times and pick up extra picks (while in a normal draft you may focus on getting more premium selections).