Matt Bowen of the National Football Post ranks Marshawn Lynch No. 5 among NFL running backs with dual-threat ability. Bowen's definition of "dual threat" is:
In my opinion, it’s a back who can produce in the downhill running game and act as another weapon in the passing game. They are match-up nightmares for defenses, and we see them putting up numbers out of the backfield in both the rushing and receiving category.