The Seattle Seahawks promoted defensive end Branden Jackson from the practice squad just two days before Seattle faced the division rival the Los Angeles Rams, and Pete Carroll is already singing his praises.

“He’s the new star, man,” Carroll said during his Monday morning appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle’s “The Pete Carroll Show.” He continued, “Last week it’s [J.D.] McKissic, this week it’s Jackson.”

Jackson, who joined Seattle’s practice squad in September after spending the preseason and training camp with the Oakland Raiders, had two tackles on Sunday and played in over 20 snaps in the Seahawks’ 16-10 win over the Rams.

“John [Schneider] found him in early preseason at the Raiders so we looked at him awhile back and then brought him in for practice squad,” Carroll said on Monday. “Out of nowhere. So fresh legs pays off sometimes.”

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Jackson, an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech, joined the Raiders practice squad in 2016. He was promoted to Oakland’s active roster last season and appeared in three games, registering one tackle.

The 24-year-old gave Seattle some much-needed depth at defensive end on Sunday, while Pro Bowl defensive end Cliff Avril was held out with a neck injury.

There’s no timeline set for Avril’s return, but Jackson will likely continue to see an increased load if Avril is out for an extended period of time.