No doubt, some guys take time to develop that mentality of "Ok, hey I can really put my hands on this game and make a difference," like a Carlos Hyde. Special players are born with that, the Maurice Clarretts of the world. The latter type can't be on a field without making an impact, they follow the ball and the ball follows them.
I think we have a couple of new guys on offense that know how to position themselves before they get the ball, not just run after they have it. Austin Mack and Noah Brown are the two that I'm thinking about and Baugh is starting to show that. Curtis, Dontre, and Corey Smith - to an extent - can change the game with the ball already in their hands. But I really think that Mack and Brown will help this offense because they technically understand how to move without the ball in their hands. They understand spacing and route-running, and block well when asked. Last year we only had one guy like that in Mike Thomas. The other guys were most effective after they had already received the ball in some way. If Torrance Gibson can start to feel space before the ball in his hands - there's one more weapon.
TL;DR The edge ball-carriers: Dontre and Samuel. The 9-route guys: Smith, McLaurin, Clark, Campbell, Dixon (when healthy). The "True" receivers: Brown, Mack and Gibson (fingers crossed)
Could even go a step further and call Brown, Baugh and Alexander the jumbo athletes of the offense. Should bring the physical presence back to the edge, and without Zeke as a lead-blocker we're going to need more of that from more people.