Not sure it's talent as opposed to fast muscle twitch fibres and good conditioning, but yes. Not much going on upstairs.
Once you get to a certain level, there's not huge differences in ability between players, rather, it's all in the mind, how quickly they process information and react to it.
Babel was a great example of this.
Loads of talent, no brain, so he struggled to convert that talent on the pitch.
VVD on the other hand, well you can tell he's an intelligent fella when you hear him speak, and that shows on the pitch as well.
So, you have his physical attributes, which alone are formidable, then add in a quick and agile mind, and it puts him way ahead of the majority.