Saints First Draft: Taylor Mehlhaff

Taylor Mehlhaff is the New Orleans Saints' newest player. Find out everything you need to know about Mehlhaff in this exclusive "First Draft" feature. Find out fun facts about Mehlhaff and then link to articles, video and audio that will help you get to know the newest Saints' on-field ability and personality. No one has more on Mehlhaff than

What don't you know about Taylor Mehlhaff? Check this out:

1. Mehlhaff has a place in Wisconsin kicking history. Mehlhaff finished his career as Wisconsin's second-leading scorer in school history (295 points) and tied for second all-time in field goals (50). He also holds the Badgers' all-time record by making 145-of-148 extra point attempts.

2. His reputation preceded him to Wisconsin. Mehlhaff was a decorated kicker during his time at Aberdeen Central High School. He was rated the premier placekicker in the prep ranks by earning All-American first-team honors from Riddell and second-team accolades from USA Today.

3. He's a kicking champion. He was the national kickoff champion at Chris Sailer's Kicking Camp.

4. He's more than just a kicker. In 2005, Mehlhaff handled field goal, placement and kickoff duties.

Want to know more about Mehlhaff? Take advantage of's extensive body of work covering Mehlhaff at Wisconsin and during the scouting period. Here are links that will help you get to know Mehlhaff better before he hits the field for the Saints:


Mehlhaff impresses scouts at his pro day. Click here.

Mehlhaff talks about his all-America selection. Click here.


Mehlhaff talks before the Outback Bowl. Click here.

Mehlhaff talks post-game trash talking against Minnesota. Click here.

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