I believe that tight end Jermaine Gresham will lose his spot to young up and comer Tyler Eifert. Gresham didn't have a great season last year and he is aging. Eifert is faster and an overall better tight end.
The cornerback position will be a battle between Leon Hall, Terence Newman and Adam Jones. I think Kirkpatrick will not take over for these veterans. These guys are tough and experienced. Hall has been injured but looks decent at training camp. Jones has had several good seasons. As a bonus, I met Jones at a Bengals game. He came off the field and gave me the football gloves that he was wearing. This alone makes me root for him.
Johnny Football will get the top spot in Cleveland but not at the start of the season. There will be a lot of pressure from the fans to put him in. However, with the King returning to Cleveland maybe the fans will forget about the football rookie.