These players feeling the heat this season

From the marquee QBs to every other position, there are certain players who just have to produce this year.

Updated: August 28, 2005, 9:04 AM ET
By Todd McShay | Scouts, Inc.
The quarterback position reigns supreme in college football. But with all the glory also comes steep expectation. The following is a look at 10 quarterbacks across the country that will be most scrutinized for their play in 2005. The ones that rise to the challenge should put their respective teams in position to contend for conference titles, significant bowl bids and possibly even a trip to the Rose Bowl to play for the national championship. Unfortunately, the ones that melt under the heat will shoulder much of the blame for unmet expectations.

Reggie Ball, Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech had other problems on the gridiron in 2004 but Ball's inconsistency was its biggest. As a sophomore last season, Ball completed only 49.7 percent of his passing attempts and threw more interceptions (18) than touchdowns (16). Those numbers are unacceptable in any circumstance but when you factor in that Ball had a dynamic receiver like Calvin Johnson to throw to, they become even more mind-boggling.