Get your point but a lot of those players you have mentioned didn’t play midfield from the start and are higher picks than Langford or Laverde.
Langford had actually played considerable football in his first two seasons but was held back this year to work on his midfield craft.
Lav has obviously has had his injury concerns.
I don’t think any of the players you named were elite at 20. You could argue that none have ever been elite.
We put very high expectations on our players but some require more time than others. Langford in particular I believe will make a very good footballer.