Geno Smith: "I've already made a giant leap"

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New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith claims to have made big improvements to his game since being drafted by the team earlier this year.

Geno Smith has said that he has made a "giant leap" since being drafted by the New York Jets in April.

The AFC East side used their second-round pick to acquire the former West Virginia quarterback, who will compete with Mark Sanchez for the starting role.

The 22-year-old told NFL Network: "I've already made a giant leap, coming from a spread system where the biggest transition for me is going to be the footwork.

"It's not as if I can't do it, it's the fact that I haven't done it enough. The good amount of reps that I got in rookie camp, minicamp, OTAs has helped me make that leap and transition, and make giant strides.

"I have an opportunity to fight for a starting job in a great place right now, so I look forward to it."

The Jets start the 2013 season at home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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