Francis seems to me the type that will always play better in the AFL than the VFL.
The things that we wanted to see from Francis in the VFL was the hunger, drive and absolute willingness to work hard. I feel what we won't see in the VFL is high possession games, or 5 goal hauls.
Bring him into the AFL and we may just see those types of games. Better users of the ball around him, better structures, and Francis will thrive.