Rex Ryan said last week that Tajh Boyd will be learning how to run an offense from under center instead of just out of the shotgun, much in the way Geno Smith did a year ago. Now, however, Boyd is simultaneously trying to adjust his throwing motion as well.

The rookie quarterback threw for 3,851 yards at Clemson last season but was not taken until the sixth round of the recent NFl draft by the Jets. One of the reasons he wasn’t picked earlier may have been Boyd’s low arm slot. Jets quarterbacks coach David Lee is trying to get him to change that, Boyd said.

“I throw it at like different angles sometimes. Three-quarters, sidearm,” Boyd said Monday at rookie minicamp in Florham Park. “That’s kind of one of the things that made me a little different but he wants me to come over with the full range of motion over the top.”

As J.J. Watt has made clear to the rest of the league, batted passes can be incredibly dangerous. With Boyd standing at just 6-1, starting his throws lower puts him in greater danger of having his passes hit by defenders along the line.