I'm often confused when some young player is heralded as having a lot of "talent." What, he plays the piano? Sings? Can perform complex integrations in his head? Or is it just that he's fast and can throw it really far?
Good coaches can identify talent. But the great coaches have a different idea of what talent is. They identify talent as knowing what to do against a poach, how to fill, and how to figure out what cut an opponent wants.
So perhaps instead of looking at a field of recruits for the guy who makes the spectactular plays, figuring that your incredibly smart team can teach him how to play, why not look instead for the guy who is already making the smart plays, figuring you can teach him how he can improve himself?