I've just worked out / noticed, why Conor's kicking stuffs up in the Seniors.
If you watch him when he kicks, compared to any other player almost,.. he has a very long (by comparison) & deliberate look at the ball going to boot, obviously a legacy of learning to kick the new shaped ball, and also why he kicks so well, but when he kicks, it's actually going to the exact spot he aimed for last time he checked, but so often, the target moves in that second or two.
He gets away with it at VFL level, because the game is a lot slower, & less intense.
I really think that's it. I'm now wondering, if it will or can ever change, .. get more natural, so it's only a glance down as the ball hits the foot like most players.
I hope so.