There are kids with no obvious weakness but only limited strengths. They are moulded into role-players. If they happen to be at a club with stars who carry the water, they can be part of an effective supporting cast - Hawthorn have a lot of them, which is being exposed this year.
If they aren't at a club with a core of stars they struggle.
Francis is NOT in this category. His strengths are obvious. He is a marquee player in the making. Almost everything he does is italicised. He loves to impact games and he has the ability to do so.
Currently it seems as if his ambition doesn't match his capability - primarily due to fitness but also due to finding a role that best fits his assets.
I haven't seen enough of him to assert with any confidence where he should play. What I have seen indicates backline - 3rd tall, intercept floater. He's a little bit "all or nothing", blood-rush to the head type of forward. (He reminds of Michael Hurley in MANY ways.)
I just hope he isn't impatient because he shouldn't be gifted games to play cameos in the seniors until he is aerobically up to speed. Wait until he has destroyed VFL teams and then let him loose.