Of the group you mentioned, I think Dempsey was the most skilled, but I'm not sure where he fits in with the newer crowd. somewhere in the middle, upper half....better than McKennie and Adams but not Pulisic or Reyna? Dempsey was world class when it comes to mentality. Put that together with very good skill and decent athleticism and good size and you have....Dempsey. Pulisic (imo), is much like a Donovan with greater skill but possibly less vision. Donovan also was more durable than Pulisic has been so far and he had incredible endurance to go with his top level speed (pretty rare). Take the other three, Beasley, Gooch and even Donovan....elevate their skill levels a notch and what do you have? The overall skill level now is significantly higher than it was 10-20 yrs ago and THAT (imo) is the significant difference. The best prospects are still top/freak athletes (the only one that wasn't from your example was Dempsey and he was not slouch).The difference is that now those top athletes ALSO have higher skill levels. Churning out top level players may not be the new norm on a yearly basis but I can't believe we will revert to anything close to the previous 20 years.