There seems to be two Tavian Banks. The first is the RB that posted huge numbers against inferior competition to begin the ‘97 season, and the second is the player that struggled against better competition, and whose production dramatically dropped as the hot guys got into the big 10 schedule. The real Tavian Banks is probably somewhere in the middle. He is a very smooth, athletic type runner that has outstanding quickness to the hole, and acceleration. He has a lot of moves, and can be very elusive, but at times he almost dances too much. He is not a legitimate power runner, but he adds a big play dimension to an offense. He can also double as a KOR, and although he is not used a lot in the passing game, he should be able to catch the ball effectively out of the backfield. He is most dangerous when he is in the open field, where he can match his AA and speed against those trying to tackle him.