NFL Top 100 Players 2013: Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch at No. 94

By Dan Parzych
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There was a time during the 2010 season when it seemed like Marshawn Lynch was on the downfall of his career, but if his last two years with the Seattle Seahawks mean anything–it would be he’s clearly one of the most dangerous running backs in the league that could be in for an even bigger season in 2013.

Last season, the Seahawks emerged as one of the most dangerous teams in football and while their defense stood out the most, the ground game deserves plenty of credit for their success as well thanks to Lynch. Not only did Lynch set a career high with 1,590 rushing yards, but he managed to find the end zone 11 times on the ground as well.

In fact, Lynch has managed to record 2,794 rushing yards and 23 rushing touchdowns over the last two seasons–which is impressive for any running back.

It sounds crazy, but many look at this Seattle team as one of the strong favorites to represent the NFC in this year’s Super Bowl and whether or not they can do so will rely heavily on the shoulders of Lynch as he’ll be a key factor once again to the offense. There’s a reason why they use the term “beast mode” when describing Lynch in the ground game and for a player that was fighting just to receive another shot at a starting job a few years ago–it’s amazing to see Lynch where he is today as one of the league’s top running backs.

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