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Jets' Geno Smith says his goal is to be 'a franchise quarterback'

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    West Virginia's Geno Smith speaks during a news conference after being selected 39th overall by the New York Jets in the second round of the NFL football draft, Friday, April 26, 2013, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) (The Associated Press)

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    Geno Smith, a quarterback from West Virginia gestures after being selected 39th overall by the New York Jets in the second round of the NFL Draft, Friday, April 26, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York., Friday, April 26, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) (The Associated Press)

Geno Smith says his goal is to be "a franchise quarterback," but acknowledges he has lots of work to do to get there with the New York Jets.

The former West Virginia star slid out of the first round of the NFL draft and was taken by the Jets on Friday night as a second-round pick. While he acknowledges at his introductory news conference at the Jets' practice facility that the wait was agonizing, Smith says that's all behind him and he's looking forward to getting his NFL career started.

A record-setting quarterback in college, Smith says he received his playbook and has spoken to his Jets coaches. He could compete with Mark Sanchez — if he remains on the team — and David Garrard for the starting job.