It's no criteria to be drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, but having national championship experience in your respective college football division doesn't hurt.
The Falcons ended the 2012 season with 12 players on their roster that played in a national championship game while in college, eight of which won.
Peterson, Hope, Baker, Blalock and Harris joined Jones and Johnson as winners of college football's biggest prize. Sidbury is the only player of the three FCS players to win their national title game.
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff signed or drafted 11 of the players to add to the Falcons with Blalock being the only player left off that list. The guard was drafted by Atlanta in the 2007 draft. Baker, Franks, Johnson, Jones, Biermann, Sidbury and Schillinger were all draft picks of the Falcons and Harris and Davis were signed as college free agents.