Auburn already received some great news on the NFL Draft front on Monday, as starting linebacker K.J. Britt has announced he will return for his senior season in 2020, and now the good news continues for the Tigers as Markaviest “Big Kat” Bryant has announced the same.

The Tigers are already set to lose Derrick Brown, Marlon Davidson and Nick Coe to the NFL, which makes Bryant’s decision to return all the more important for Kevin Steele’s defense next season.

Formerly a touted high school prospect from Georgia, Bryant has served mostly in a reserve role at Auburn until the 2019 season. However, the reason Bryant was coming off the bench more often than not early in his career had to do with Auburn’s stacked defensive front.

Despite the continued depth up front, Bryant played his way into a starting position by the end of his junior season and will now be relied upon to not only star for the Tigers defense but to serve as a leader looking ahead to the 2020 season.

Bryant announced the news with the following post on his Instagram account: