NAME: Tavien Feaster
POSITION: Running Back
JERSEY: No. 28
RECRUITMENT RATING: 4-star
WT: 220 lbs
Sharing the backfield role with the electric Travis Etienne, Feaster provides the downhill-style power back in a pair of runners with complementary skill sets. And providing the thunder in an NFL offense is exactly what Feaster can do at the next level.
A physical runner, it takes an honest effort from a tackler to drag him down. Feaster runs with good balance and absorbs contact well, leading to considerable yardage gained after contact. His leg drive is powerful and his feet are always moving. Both to and in the hole, Feaster illustrates sound vision and sees the field cleanly. His blend of vision and power is what enabled him to average over six yards per carry so far in his career.
While Feaster does have good straight line speed, his lateral mobility does limit his upside to be productive outside the tackles. His elusive traits and ability to stop-start are below average which impact his aptness to win in space and as a route runner.
Feaster may not be an overly dynamic back but his blend of power and vision makes him appealing.