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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Eugene Minter Jr, TE, UNC-Charlotte

Eugene Minter Jr the standout tight end from UNC-Charlotte recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds scout Justin Berendzen.
Eugene Minter Jr the standout tight end from UNC-Charlotte recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds scout Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Eugene Minter Jr
  • Position: TE
  • College: University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • Height: 6’4″
  • Weight: 233 lbs
  • Twitter: @EugeneMinterjr
  • Instagram: @opgene_

What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

It just started when I was 8 years old and I didn’t play AAU basketball that year and my dad made me play football.

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What are your favorite moments from your football life?

My 10th grade year in high school I made state semifinals and I caught a touchdown and it helped make a name for myself.

What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?

I just want to achieve making the NFL, the highest level of football and making a team.

If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

Ceedee Lamb, because I like how he takes care of his body and his motivation not to be stopped.

Which one of your family members inspires you the most and why?

My mom, she puts in the work and never complains about an off day and keeps me going.

What is your favorite offensive scheme and why?

RPO offense and Spread offense, it’s a good offense for me because I can play wide receiver or tight end but you have to block too and in the spread offense you spread the field.

What should we know about Eugene Minter Jr the person?

I’m goofy and I’m a competitive guy, cool, outgoing, respectful person. Like to work and read books and learn.

What stands out about your film the most?

Me as a tight end I can run deep routes and sprint.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

I use them for motivation and to keep me going.

What would a team get in a player like you?

A player that is all about the team and bring excitement to help the team win.

What do you love the most about the game of football?

You meet people from different states and bond and it’s like a brotherhood.

Who is the most underrated player you’ve played with and why?

Kordell Jackson, he was a 3 time All American at Austin Peay. I know he is a really good player.

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