The SEC cleaned up at defensive tackle on National Signing Day, grabbing the four highest-rated players at the position in the 2015 class. Trent Thompson (Georgia), Kahlil McKenzie (Tennessee), Terry Beckner Jr. (Missouri), Daylon Mack (Texas A&M) and Daron Payne (Alabama) are the future at the position.

But there are plenty of athletic monsters at the position returning to their respective SEC teams after playing in 2014. Here are the best ones coming back.

10. Josh Augusta, Missouri: The former four-star recruit is a powerful run-stuffer at 6-foot-4, 335 pounds. He’s played in all 28 games since signing with the Tigers in 2013, and will be part of a three-headed monster at the position for Mizzou this fall. He’s good enough to relegate Beckner to 2b at defensive tackle. Like most of the Tigers’ defensive linemen, he’s deceivingly athletic, making all sorts of boasts about his basketball skills. But after this impressive interception last fall, it’s acceptable for him to brag a little.

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9. Taiwan Johnson, Arkansas: The Razorbacks must operate without DE Trey Flowers and DT Darius Philon. Bad beat. But perhaps Johnson, a junior-to-be who made eight tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks in 2014, can mitigate the talent drain. At 6-foot-2 and 255 pounds, he’s a bit undersized and more of a pass rusher. Bijhon Jackson, a four-star member of the 2014 class, is a huge run-clogger nearly 70 pounds heavier than Johnson. But the team will need playmakers, and Johnson could challenge for the team sacks lead.

8. Alonzo Williams, Texas A&M: At 6-foot-4 and 296 pounds, Williams isn’t the prototype quick-twitch, perhaps even undersized three-technique new coordinator John Chavis seems to prefer. So it’ll be interesting to see how the Aggies utilize him as a senior. But he led the defensive line with 57 tackles and also made 4.5 sacks in 2014. Working alongside Myles Garrett and perhaps true freshman five-star Daylon Mack, Williams will have 1-on-1 opportunities.

7. Montravius Adams, Auburn: The team’s No. 1 defensive tackle going forward, Adams flashed in his first two seasons, finishing with 43 tackles (8 for loss) in 2014 playing alongside Gabe Wright. Expect new coordinator Will Muschamp to ask him to be more multiple. He made many of his biggest plays against weaker opponents, as the Tigers’ defensive line didn’t exactly wow against the SEC’s best offenses. But Adams has room to grow and should be a difference-maker in 2015.

6. Issac Gross, Ole Miss: A multi-year starter, Gross has shrugged off some injury issues each of the last two years after a freshman All-American season in 2012. He’s made between eight and 10 tackles for loss each of the last three seasons, and should forge into double digits once again this fall playing on what could be the best overall defensive line in the SEC. He’s a solid player made even better by the talent around him.

5. Jon Bullard, Florida: He made 8.5 tackles for loss after transitioning from defensive end in 2014. Bullard made five tackles for loss in his last six games, becoming a force late in the season. He flirted with the idea of entering the NFL draft early after staunchly supporting ousted head coach Will Muschamp, but instead will be a key veteran piece to the front seven as the Gators try to maintain a strong defense under new coach Jim McElwain.

4. Chris Jones, Mississippi State: A five-star member of the 2013 recruiting class, Jones had a relatively quiet season as a sophomore. He couldn’t match the seven sacks he made as a freshman, but that’s in part because opposing offenses hurled double teams at his 6-foot-5, 308-pound frame, freeing up players like Preston Smith and Benardrick McKinney. He’s got plenty of room to improve to grow into the sky-high expectations he brought with him to Starkville, but he’ll be the focal point of Manny Diaz’ defense this fall.

3. A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama: A preseason first-team All-SEC selection in 2014, Robinson endured a slow start before again finding traction the second half of the season. He made three tackles for loss in the SEC championship game against Missouri. The Crimson Tide will use him in multiple packages along the defensive line, but the 6-foot-4, 320-pound Robinson will be one of the best run-stuffers in the conference next season.

2. Harold Brantley, Missouri: The new alpha of the #DLZou at Missouri (at least until Terry Beckner Jr. settles in), Brantley managed five sacks in 2014 as an interior pass rusher. That’s despite having to beat Shane Ray and Markus Golden to the quarterback and sharing time with Matt Hoch and Lucas Vincent. He’ll be a 6-foot-3, 290-pound terror for Mizzou as a redshirt junior. If you question his athleticism, just watch the high school fullback pull off one of three fake punts he successfully executed the last two seasons. Does that look like a defensive tackle running there?

1. Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss: A second-team All-American in 2014, Nkemdiche still can do much more. Don’t be fooled by his lackluster stats, though. He’s a 6-foot-4, 280-pound bull who demands attention, disrupts plays and frees up the rest of the defensive line and linebackers. He’ll be something akin to unblockable 1-on-1 in 2015 and should earn himself a first-round pick.