Yeah I think you are missing the point that Cornbread is trying to make. We all know that you have to take talent when it falls to you in the draft. However, the educated GM uses more than just a cheatsheet ripped out of a magazine to draft his team. By using the S.O.S., it allows you one more tool in narrowing down your selection. For example, if you pick late in the first or early in the second (depending on if you play in a girl 8-team league or a manly 14-team league), you may be waffling between Rudi Johnson and Edgerrin James, who could be ranked very close to one another. So you use the S.O.S. to help you formulate your decision.
Now, we're taking for granted that nobody is silly enough to say "Well, Denver has an easier SOS than Cincinnati, so I'm gonna take Garrison Hearst and pass on Rudi Johnson." Common sense still applies. We're just saying to be smart about it, and use it as you would any other drafting tool.
My two cents.